Pictures From Flood-hit Serbia And Bosnia Are Heroic And Heartbreaking

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11:00 am 25 May, 2014


More than 37 people have lost their lives in flood-hit Serbia and Bosnia. It is the worst flood in 120 years in the Balkan region. Nearly a fifth of the over five million population of the country lives in the affected areas. The rising tide of the River Sava is now threatening power plants across the region. Landslides have further complicated rescue efforts. These pictures show the dire state of the country and its people.

1. Brcko, a city under siege:

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2. Flooded houses in Topcic Polje, near Zepce:

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3. A man walks near a car stranded in mud in Topcic Polje:

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4. Stuck in mud in the same city:

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5. Rescue work in progress:

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6. An aerial view of Orasje:

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7. Another look:

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8. Town of Obrenovac, southwest of Belgrade:

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9. Stranded in Belgrade:

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10. Serb soldiers rescuing people:

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11. Boats are the only means of rescue in capital Belgrade:

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12. Evacuation in progress:

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13. Military vehicles involved in evacuation efforts:

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14. Residents of Obrenovac living in a temporary community in the capital:

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15. Agricultural devastation will cripple economies of both Serbia and Bosnia:

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All images courtesy of: Reuters/Marko Djurica/Dado Ruvic

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