AP PHOTOS: Historic floods inundate Balkans
Published: May 17, 2014 07:56PM
Updated: May 17, 2014 07:54PM
A Bosnian man walks on a damaged railway track near Tuzla 140 kms north of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday May 17, 2014. Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, carrying nothing but a handful of belongings, tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia, seeking to escape the worst flooding in a century. Authorities said 20 people have died but warned the death toll could rise further. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

In Bosnia and Serbia, days of torrential rains have triggered the worst floods to hit the region since records began 120 years ago.

More than two dozen people have died, said authorities, who warned the death toll could rise. Tens of thousands have fled their homes.

“We need everything, we are underwater,” exclaimed Mico Micic, mayor of the eastern Bosnian town of Bijeljina, from which some 10,000 people were being evacuated.

Landslides triggered by the floods also raised the risk of injury or death from land mines left over from Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. The landslides swept away many of the carefully placed warning signs around the minefields.

Here are some photos of the flood devastation.


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