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Floods In The Balkans, Heavy Snow In Central, Western Europe

Heavy rains have prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in Serbia and Montenegro, while snowfalls and low temperature have caused deaths in Central and Western Europe.

In western Serbia, the river Drina has flooded houses, farmland, and roads.

Police say that the area close to the border with Bosnia has power outages and a lack of drinking water.

Officials say more floods could follow with the rivers rising after heavy rains.

Meanwhile, freezing weather has claimed 26 lives across Central Europe this week, including 18 deaths in Poland.

In Germany, three people were killed overnight in road accidents caused by heavy snowfall and ice.

compiled from agency reports