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Balkans flooding death toll rises to 44: official

  • Evacuated people leave a military helicopter near Obrenovac, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Belgrade Serbia, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

BELGRADE: More bodies were recovered from the Serbian town of Obrenovac Sunday as unprecedented floods swept the region, bringing the overall death toll across the Balkans to 44.

In the town of "Obrenovac alone we recovered 12 corpses," Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said, bringing the toll in Serbia to 16. Bosnia has confirmed 27 dead and Croatia one.

 
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More bodies were recovered from the Serbian town of Obrenovac Sunday as unprecedented floods swept the region, bringing the overall death toll across the Balkans to 44 .


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