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Storms, Strong Winds Cause Havoc Throughout Balkans


Two days of storms and strong winds have caused havoc throughout the Balkans -- flooding villages, disrupting power supplies and traffic, and leading to the death of a motorist.

Authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina said the man was killed in a landslide while he was driving near Zepce in northern Bosnia early on March 6.

Some 100 villages also were left without electricity in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where dozens of roads were closed off by heavy storms.

More than two dozen people were forced to leave their flooded homes in western Serbia.

In Montenegro, blizzards blocked roads toward the north of the country.

In Croatia, most roads connecting the Adriatic coast with the central parts of the country were closed due to strong winds and snow.

The winds were expected to ease during the weekend.

The Balkans are still recovering from massive flooding that killed nearly 80 people and forced 140,000 to leave their homes in May 2014.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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