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Danube's Dams Burst, Thousands Flee

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posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 12:19 PM

Danube dikes give way, more flee flooding -MSNBC
BUCHAREST, Romania - Thousands of Romanians were evacuated overnight when the swollen Danube burst several waterlogged dikes and officials said on Monday more defenses could break as flood waters retreated more slowly than expected.

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Evacuations as Danube dams burst

About 1,500 people in flood-hit southern Romania have been forced to flee their homes after the Danube river burst through defences. The water broke through despite efforts to reinforce the dams near the villages of Bistret and Oltina. Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary have been affected by flooding caused by the swollen Danube.

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Women sit with their belongings at a camp for Romanian villagers who evacuated the flooded town of Rast. A thousand people have fled and at least another 9,000 were on stand-by for evacuation in Romania after the swollen River Danube burst its banks.

A Romanian pulls an inflatable boat carrying his belongings in the flooded village of Rast, near the Danube River, southwest of Bucharest, April 23, 2006.

A Romanian woman cries as she waits for food distribution in a tent camp after fleeing the flooded village of Rast, near the Danube river. Thousands of soldiers, volunteers and emergency teams have been working around the clock to shore up and repair dykes in flooded eastern Hungary, the interior ministry said.

Hi-res flooding images available at:
Danube flood in Romania 2006

Floods ravaging eastern europe while many parts of the world are facing record drought gives new meaning to the term "climate dichotomy".

posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 12:31 PM
Looking at the maps available on the link provided it looks like a fair percentage of the country has been flooded in the south. Flooding seems more and more a problem in many countries in the world due to erratic weather patterns we are having.

posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 02:09 PM
We had no information about this on the Tv News

Thanks for the info.

So bad for the people living there. It is really amazing.

posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 06:54 PM
Those people look like they've suffered enough in this lifetime, now they have the full catastrophe to add to it.

posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 07:40 PM
That's awful
As if their lives weren't hard enough. Now many of those people have lost everything they ever had. This kind of thing impacts the poor much harder. I hope something is done for them, and quickly.

Amazing how we don't hear of these things on American news, eh?


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