Floods ravage Balkan peninsula

The heaviest rains in more than a century have spa... more

A view of a landslide and flood waters around houses in the village of Topcic Polje, near the central Bosnian town of Zenica. Severe flooding in Serbia and Bosnia has forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes and left thousands more without power. AFP
1/6A view of a landslide and flood waters around houses in the village of Topcic Polje, near the central Bosnian town of Zenica. Severe flooding in Serbia and Bosnia has forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes and left thousands more without power. AFP
Observed from the air, almost a third of Bosnia, mostly its northeast corner, resembled a huge muddy lake, with houses, roads and rail lines submerged. An aerial view shows a flooded area in the Northern-Bosnian town of Brcko on 18 May. AFP
2/6Observed from the air, almost a third of Bosnia, mostly its northeast corner, resembled a huge muddy lake, with houses, roads and rail lines submerged. An aerial view shows a flooded area in the Northern-Bosnian town of Brcko on 18 May. AFP
Three months’ worth of rain has fallen on the region in three days this week, leading to the worst floods since records began being kept 120 years ago. Army soldiers evacuate people in the flooded town of Obrenovac, southwest of Belgrade.  Reuters
3/6Three months’ worth of rain has fallen on the region in three days this week, leading to the worst floods since records began being kept 120 years ago. Army soldiers evacuate people in the flooded town of Obrenovac, southwest of Belgrade. Reuters
A woman and her children arrive by European Union Force (EUFOR) helicopter after being rescued from the flooded Serici village near Zepce, at a heliport in the central Bosnian town of Zenica. Reuters
4/6A woman and her children arrive by European Union Force (EUFOR) helicopter after being rescued from the flooded Serici village near Zepce, at a heliport in the central Bosnian town of Zenica. Reuters
A fleet of helicopter crews worked to pluck people from roof tops and drop emergency supplies in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia cut off by floods and landslides. In the picture people unload supplies from a helicopter of Bosnian Armed Forces in a flooded area of Orasje. AFP
5/6A fleet of helicopter crews worked to pluck people from roof tops and drop emergency supplies in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia cut off by floods and landslides. In the picture people unload supplies from a helicopter of Bosnian Armed Forces in a flooded area of Orasje. AFP
Thousands of volunteers responded to government’s appeal to build up flood defences along the river Sava. In the picture Bosnian volunteers fill sandbags in their effort to protect the city of Orasje in Northern Bosnia from further flooding. AFP
6/6Thousands of volunteers responded to government’s appeal to build up flood defences along the river Sava. In the picture Bosnian volunteers fill sandbags in their effort to protect the city of Orasje in Northern Bosnia from further flooding. AFP
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