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14 dead in Bulgaria flash floods, including 2 children; rescuers search for missing

Published on Jun 21, 2014 1:32 AM
 
A man walks past damaged vehicles in a flooded street of a suburb of the Black Sea port of Varna, Bulgaria, on June 20, 2014. Flash floods in Bulgaria have killed at least 11 people including two children, with others missing after torrential rains lashed the east of the country, authorities said Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

VARNA, Bulgaria (AFP) - Flash floods in Bulgaria have killed at least 14 people, including two children, with others missing after torrential rains lashed the east of the country, the authorities said on Friday.

The worst hit was the Asparuhovo neighbourhood of the Black Sea port city of Varna, where at least 11 people including two children perished, the local authorities said.

A seven-year-old child, who said he was with his sister and grandmother when the disaster hit, was rescued and taken to hospital.

Three more victims drowned in the nearby north-eastern town of Dobrich and 150 people were evacuated from the lowest part of the town where the water level remained waist-high on Friday evening, an AFP photographer said.

 
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