In pictures: Balkans floods

  • 18 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
Image caption The worst flooding in the Balkans for decades has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes
Image caption Many people are believed to have died in Serbia and Bosnia-Hercegovina after three month's worth of rain fell in just a few days
Image caption Volunteers packed sandbags along the banks of the River Sava in Serbia to brace for a new wave of flooding
Image caption Helicopters moved evacuees to safety in Bosnia where almost one-third of the country is under water
Image caption Rapidly rising rivers surged into homes, sending people climbing to upper floors to await rescue
Image caption Thousands of residents in Obrenovac in Serbia left their homes after much of the town was inundated
Image caption Officials say they still do not know the full impact of the disaster as relief efforts continue
Image caption Many families have taken temporary shelter in a sports hall in Belgrade
Image caption Officials say waters have receded in certain parts of Serbia, but many communities are still without electricity or drinking water
Image caption Authorities fear the floods will have a devastating impact on farming, which is vital to both the Serbian and Bosnian economies