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Flooding Still Wreaking Havoc In Central Europe, Balkans


http://gdb.rferl.org/32C2B552-E0BF-4C41-AAE6-ED24AE33F195_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/32C2B552-E0BF-4C41-AAE6-ED24AE33F195_mw800_mh600.jpg Evacuated villagers in a makeshift camp near Rast, 380 kilometers west of the Romanian capital Bucharest (epa) April 24, 2006 -- Floods in Central and Southeast Europe have forced thousands to flee their homes and ruined tens of thousands of hectares of farmland.


In Romania, the worst-hit country, more than 1,000 people abandoned their homes overnight as nearby dikes broke.


Reports say 5 percent of Serbia's arable land is submerged, while almost 2,500 people have evacuated in Hungary.


Many ports along the River Danube in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria remain closed.


(Reuters)

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