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Bulgaria towns devastated by deadly flood

A day of mourning has been declared in Bulgaria, where a dam collapsed leaving nine people dead.

A 2.5m (8ft) torrent surged through the south-eastern village of Biser on Monday. Five people were killed in the village itself and four more died elsewhere when their cars were swept away by the flood.

Other towns such as Svilengrad were also affected as rivers burst their banks.

Authorities now face the prospect of further flooding caused by melting snow.

  • 07 Feb 2012
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