BUCHAREST, June 21, 2006 (AFP) -
Four people were killed and 10 were missing early Wednesday after a mudslide
engulfed several villages in northern Romania, local authorities said.
The environment ministry, meanwhile,
issued flood warnings for large swathes of the country amid forecasts for
"A torrent of mud swallowed up people,
houses, cars. It was a nightmare for the inhabitants, and the storms cut
off communications and electricity," Ioan Szilagyi, the top district
official for Bistrita Nasaud told AFP.
Several major roads were buried under