Flash floods lash Bosnia, causing blackouts in Sarajevo (VIDEOS) — RT World News

Heavy rain which poured down on Bosnia in a single day has induced energy outages and freak flooding within the capital Sarajevo, forcing some college closures and even evacuations for residents within the worst-hit components of the town.

Footage shared on Twitter on Friday captured a Sarajevo submerged in brown waters, with roads swamped and automobiles swallowed within the flooding.

One picture confirmed murky water ranges reaching nearly as excessive because the Sixteenth-century Sehercehaja Bridge, situated in Sarajevo’s outdated city. One other picture confirmed an outdated girl on a raft being taken to security by firefighters tasked with rescuing aged residents of retirement properties in addition to non-public homes.

The results of the flooding have been additionally felt in Konjic, round 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of the capital, with dozens of individuals needing rescue from their inundated properties there.

Some colleges canceled their lessons for college students on account of the flash floods, and lots of components of the capital have been left with out electrical energy resulting from flooding at one in all Sarajevo’s predominant substations. Elektroprijenos, the ability firm, mentioned it was unsure when energy provides would stabilize.

The heavy rainfall, which began late on Thursday, is anticipated to final till Sunday. The continued downpour has sparked fears that the nation may expertise a repeat of the 2014 flooding that swamped the Balkans and noticed tens of hundreds needing to be rescued. At the very least 44 lives have been misplaced throughout the area, with Bosnia confirming 27 deaths.

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