Floods cause heavy damage in Bulgaria

Sofia (dpa) - Recent floods and heavy rains caused severe damage to Bulgarian agriculture, with some 28,000 hectares of wheat, sunflower, maize and barley destroyed, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Monday.

Bulgarian authorities estimated that the overall damage from floods already reached some 93 million dollars.

Sofia said earlier that more than 50,000 buildings were flooded, 83 bridges destroyed, and more than 116 landslides were activated.

In neighboring Romania, 21 people were killed and thousands left homeless as heavy rains hit Balkans in past week. dpa el ra mga


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