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Flooding hits Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary

05-18-2010 10:16 BJT

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Heavy rains have caused flooding in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, killing at least four people.

In southern Poland, a man fell into the Koszarawa River late on Sunday and drowned. Firefighters also struggled to evacuate others in the country's south. Meanwhile, officials in Hungary described the situation in one northeastern county as "catastrophic." One man died Saturday in the flooding and more than 2-thousand people have been evacuated or rescued from their homes.

In the Czech Republic, police said a 69-year-old woman drowned in the town of Trinec, 400 kilometers east of Prague. Authorities have warned that the rain would continue in all three countries, with Polish firefighters saying they are prepared to evacuate another 15-hundred people.

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