Bosnia: Worst Floods In A Century, State of Emergency Declared

Heavy rain has caused the widespread flooding forcing authorities to declare a state of emergency and evacuate thousands of people from their homes.

A state of emergency has been declared in several areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina after five days of torrential rain caused what has been decribed as the worst flooding in a century.

The Bosian Army is using boats to deliver food and drinking water to houses cut-off, due to roads and bridges being submerged by water.

A woman was killed on Sunday in the northern town of Tuzla when her home collapsed after a landslide triggered by heavy rains.

“The situation is critical and there are still regions in the northern part of Albania that are isolated” due to floods, a civil service spokesman, Leonard Olli said.

9:59AM GMT 06 Dec 2010

Source: The Telegraph

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