Europe

In pictures: Balkans floods

  • 18 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
A Serbian rescuer carries an elderly woman in the village of Obrez, south of Belgrade, on 17 May 2014.
The worst flooding in the Balkans for decades has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes
Serbian army soldiers moves a boy from a flooded house in the town of Obrenovac on 17 May 2014
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
People build a dam made up of sandbags by the bank of the Sava river in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia, on 17 May 2014
Volunteers packed sandbags along the banks of the River Sava in Serbia to brace for a new wave of flooding
A woman and her son move away from an European Union Force (EUFOR) helicopter after being rescued from the flooded Serici village near Zepce in Bosnia on 17 May 2014
Helicopters moved evacuees to safety in Bosnia where almost one-third of the country is under water
People stand on a terrace of their flooded house as the wait to be evacuated in the town of Obrenovac, southwest of Belgrade, on 16 May 2014
Rapidly rising rivers surged into homes, sending people climbing to upper floors to await rescue
A group is evacuated by an amphibious vehicle over flooded streets in the town of Obrenovac, near Belgrade, on 17 May 2014.
Thousands of residents in Obrenovac in Serbia left their homes after much of the town was inundated
Bosnian people sit in a truck during evacuations from flooded homes in the village of Dvorovi, north of Sarajevo, on 17 May 2014.
Officials say they still do not know the full impact of the disaster as relief efforts continue
A girl sits on a mattress at a evacuation centre in Belgrade on 17 May 2014
Many families have taken temporary shelter in a sports hall in Belgrade
A man carries a dog after in the town of Obrenovac, in Serbia, on 17 May 2014
Officials say waters have receded in certain parts of Serbia, but many communities are still without electricity or drinking water
Bosnian men ride a tractor in a flooded street in the eastern-Bosnian town of Bijeljina on 17 May 2014
Authorities fear the floods will have a devastating impact on farming, which is vital to both the Serbian and Bosnian economies