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Floods kill at least 12 in northeast Romania

06-30-2010 09:43 BJT

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Torrential rains and heavy flooding have left 12 people dead and two missing, in parts of northeastern Romania.

The bulk of the casualties occurred in Boto-sani County, where seven people died on Monday night. Emergency crews temporarily evacuated hundreds of others in the region.

In the neighboring counties of Su-ceava and Iasi, five people died and two remain missing. Many residents from villages dotted along the Siret river in northern Romania had to leave their homes.

The storms have caused damage to bridges and roads, washed away crops, and flooded hundreds of houses.

Romania's rail link to neighboring Ukraine is closed, and dozens of villages are without electricity.

 

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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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