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Floods followed heavy rains in Serbia

Floods followed heavy rains in SerbiaSerbia on Tuesday announced a state of emergency in 15 regions. Flooding has forced the evacuation of 154 people and destroyed 710 households in the country's west.

Rivers burst their banks following heavy rains, flooding a number of villages and leaving others without electricity.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said the flooding would be declared a natural disaster and the government would send all possible assistance to the affected regions. According to weather forecasts, more rainfall can be expected on Friday.

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Rescue services and the army remain on standby.
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