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Macedonia Raises Storms Death Toll To 22

Macedonia has raised the death toll from violent storms that hit the capital, Skopje, over the weekend to 22.

Authorities said the drowned body of a 12-year-old boy was found in mud late on August 8.

A 16-month-old girl remains missing.

President Gjorge Ivanov decided to donate his salary for this month, 78,000 denars ($1,400), to people hit by the storm.

The head of Skopje's Red Cross, Suzana Tuneva, said food, water, and clothes were being distributed to about 10,000 people in the worst-affected districts.

Some 3,500 homes have been flooded and many schools have been turned into shelters for flood victims.

A two-week state of emergency has been declared in the afflicted northern parts of the capital.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP