Floods in Macedonia: 21 People Dead
At least 21 people have died in floods that hit the Macedonian capital, Skopje, following torrential rain.
The victims’ bodies were found on Sunday morning after the storm passed. Several people are still missing. Some of the victims drowned in their cars. Parts of the city’s ring road were swept away in the floods, dragging cars into nearby fields.
Three-and-a-half inches (93mm) of rain fell in Skopje in the storm – more than the average for the whole of August. The water level reached as high as five feet (1.5 metres) in some of the affected areas, reports said.