Serbian authorities clear towns as river swells

A woman reacts as she walks near a house tilted by floods in the village of Krupanj, west from Belgrade. Credit: Reuters\Marko Djurica

Serbian emergency services have cleared 12 towns and villages along the banks of the raging Sava river, including one where soldiers, police and volunteers have been working around the clock to protect the country's main power plant, Reuters has reported.

Entire towns and villages are underwater, thousands of hills have crumpled into landslides and tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes.

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