Woman killed in Albanian floods as rain and snow batter Balkans




 
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February 6th, 2015  
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Topic: Woman killed in Albanian floods as rain and snow batter Balkans


Floods killed a woman in Albania on Friday and Macedonia sent more troops to a waterlogged central area after fresh rains, while snow closed roads and cut power in Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia. The 38-year-old mother of two was swept away when the Verdova River on Albania's eastern border with Macedonia brought down a wall near her house. A week of heavy rain has left land and hundreds of homes under water around the central Macedonian town of Bitola, most critically near the village of Novaci, where the swollen Crna Reka river is threatening to engulf houses. "The situation around Bitola is still unpredictable as the rains are not stopping," Macedonia's Center for Crisis Management said in a statement.




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