Flash floods hit Bosnia and Herzegovina, causing power outages and evacuations (videos, photos)

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November 6, 2021 02:32 GMT

Parts of Sarajevo have been completely inundated, raising fears of a repeat of the deadly floods that killed dozens in 2014.

Heavy rains recorded on Friday in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused power outages and flash floods in Sarajevo, the country’s capital, leading to the closure of schools and even the closure of schools. evacuation Residents of the most affected areas of the city.

Videos and photos circulated on social media showing Sarajevo flooded with brown water, some streets turned into swamps and vehicles closed due to flooding.

In one of the photos, you can see how cloudy water almost reaches the top of the Sehercehaja Bridge, a symbolic work of the 16th century located in the historical center of the city.

Another photo shows an elderly woman being carried on a rubber boat by a team of firefighters, who are evacuating elderly people from nursing homes and private homes.

The heavy rain began Thursday, and will continue, according to the weather service, until Sunday.

The climatic phenomenon has raised fears that a situation similar to what happened in 2014 in the country, when severe floods affected tens of thousands of residents of the region and claimed 44 lives, could be repeated.

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