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Sep 14, 2014 12:21 PM

2 dead in Slovenia floods, Croatia also hit hard

The Associated Press

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) Authorities in Slovenia say two people have died in new floods that hit the Balkans this weekend after heavy rains.

Police said Sunday a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl drowned after their van plunged into a flood-swollen stream northeast of the capital, Ljubljana.

Authorities say surging waters have flooded hundreds of buildings and roads, also triggering landslides.

In neighboring Croatia, hundreds of soldiers joined emergency crews in putting up barriers to prevent the bulging rivers from overflowing.

About 2,000 people were taken out of their homes Saturday around the central town of Karlovac, where hundreds moved to upper floors of their flooded homes. Dozens of houses also have been flooded in Bosnia.

More than 50 people died in record floods in the region in May.


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