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Saturday, July 10, 1999 Published at 18:57 GMT 19:57 UK


World: Europe

Picture Gallery: Storms in Serbia




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Firecrews evacuate residents of flooded Belgrade suburbs. Flooding forced some to flee their homes and left parts of the capital without power or drinking water.


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Rescuers use inflatable boats to help residents to safety. The capital's main emergency hospital was flooded and health workers issued a plea that only emergency patients be brought in.


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Homeowners took what they could carry to higher ground away from the immediate danger of flooding. The poor weather also blocked an international train travelling from Belgrade to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.


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A number of bridges have been damaged by the flood.


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One man is thought to have died in central Serbia as he tried to look after his farm animals.


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The overnight storms disrupted railway and road traffic throughout Serbia.




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