Flooding death toll in Balkans rises to 44: Official

A woman is helped by rescuers after being evacuated from her flooded house in the town of Obrenovac, 40 kilometers west of Belgrade on May 17, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP
A woman is helped by rescuers after being evacuated from her flooded house in the town of Obrenovac, 40 kilometers west of Belgrade on May 17, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP
People wait for evacuation in front of their flooded house in the town of Obrenovac, 40 kilometers west of Belgrade on May 17, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP
People wait for evacuation in front of their flooded house in the town of Obrenovac, 40 kilometers west of Belgrade on May 17, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP
A group is evacuated by boat over flooded streets in the town of Obrenovac, 40 kilometers west of Belgrade on May 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
A group is evacuated by boat over flooded streets in the town of Obrenovac, 40 kilometers west of Belgrade on May 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Evacuees from the Serbian town of Obrenovac are seen lying on beds in a shelter hall in Belgrade on May 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Evacuees from the Serbian town of Obrenovac are seen lying on beds in a shelter hall in Belgrade on May 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
An evacuee from the Serbian town of Obrenovac reads a newspaper in a shelter hall in Belgrade on May 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
An evacuee from the Serbian town of Obrenovac reads a newspaper in a shelter hall in Belgrade on May 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A Serbian rescuer carries an elderly woman out of her flooded house in the village of Obrez, near the central Serbian town of Varvarin, south of Belgrade on May 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
A Serbian rescuer carries an elderly woman out of her flooded house in the village of Obrez, near the central Serbian town of Varvarin, south of Belgrade on May 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BELGRADE (AFP) - More bodies were recovered from the Serbian town of Obrenovac on Sunday as unprecedented floods swept the region, bringing the overall death toll across the Balkans to 44.

In the town of "Obrenovac alone we recovered 12 corpses," Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said, bringing the toll in Serbia to 16. Bosnia has confirmed 27 dead and Croatia one.