Serbia flood death toll rises

Death toll from worst floods for 120 years in the Balkans rises to 33 in Serbia.

Serbia flood death toll rises

World Bulletin/News Desk

The number of deaths from flooding in Serbia has risen to 33 according to the Serbian emergency coordination center Friday. 

The center, in a statement, added that the state of emergency that was in place due to has been mostly removed across the country and the water level of the Sava River that triggered the floods has begun to decrease.

Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic had on Thursday put the death toll at 27.

Around 32,000 people were evacuated, of which 25,000 were from the northern town of Obrenovac, Nebojsa Stefanovic, Serbia’s interior minister said to reporters on Friday.

Clean-up and maintenance efforts are ongoing in Obrenovac and those evacuated are still not allowed to return Stefanovic added. 

Heavy rainfall, which caused the worst regional flooding in 120 years, was the highest ever recorded in the Balkans and also killed 25 people in Bosnia and two in Croatia. 

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