Children among victims as flash floods hit Macedonia
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At least 4 people are dead, among them 3 children and several others injured in flash floods that hit Macedonia. As a result, Wednesday and Thursdays will be days of mourning. The heavy floods have caused landslides, power outages and road damage in the northwest of the country, officials said Tuesday.

Hundreds of homes were damaged by the overnight high winds and torrential rain. According to Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Pesevski the village of Shipkovica, is hit the worst. Rescue teams are still looking for a missing 6-year old girl. Her father, Afrim Ahmeti said that he does not hope for her to be found alive. "I'm waiting for her body. I want to see her for the last time", he told "Lajm".

In Tetovo, Mayor Teuta Arifi said that this is the worst storm to hit the region in 35 years. At least seven villages in the region lost road access because of mudslides, while the storm also caused a bridge collapse and the overnight closure of the road to neighboring Kosovo.

Published on: August 4, 2015 - 5:39 pm
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