▲ Up
 
19:50 01-08-2015
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
12 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain

Bishkek (AKIpress) - 628x471 At least 12 people have died and an unknown number are missing after heavy rain and floods hit parts of northeastern Bulgaria, officials said on Friday.

Police in the worst-hit Black Sea resort town of Varna have confirmed that 10 bodies have been recovered from floodwaters. It was unclear how many more people were missing after torrential rain flooded large parts of the coastal town, the AP said. 

Two more bodies were pulled from muddy waters in the northern city of Dobrich.

A state of emergency has been declared in Varna's low-lying district of Asparuhovo, where many houses are flooded and dozens of cars have floated away and are lying on top of each other. Rescue teams are bringing distressed people to temporary shelters.

Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, who arrived in Varna early Friday, called the flooding "a huge tragedy." The government declared Monday, June 23, a national day of mourning.

Large parts of the Balkan country have been hit by heavy rain and hailstorms, and hundreds of people have been left without electricity and food supplies.

The national meteorological service said the rain that fell in eastern Bulgaria in the past 24 hours equaled the usual amount per month and warned that more rain was expected.


Twitterfacebookprint
16:55 20.06.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:44 Local election commissions to hang voter lists for check of accuracy until August 2017:38 Extremists of Islamic State expand terrible and subversive activities – Rahmon17:28 Supreme Court cancels ruling unfreezing property belonging to Alexey Eliseyev, Mikhail Nadel17:15 EBRD arranges US$ 300 million syndicated loan for Kazakh Railways17:00 Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says16:57 Kuwait donates over 17 tons of medical supplies for hospitals in Kyrgyzstan16:56 Kazakhstan, India interested in CASA-1000 Project16:52 Supreme Court confirms theft of criminal case materials on looting during April 201016:43 Kazakh, Malaysian PMs meet in Kuala Lumpur16:33 Rehabilitation of Toktogul HPP to increase its capacity for around 20-40%16:32 Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics16:16 Five die, 3 injured in road accident in southern Tajikistan16:09 US dollar exchange rate drops over seasonal factors, expectations of market stakeholders – regulator16:05 China’s anti-corruption watchdog accuses former Inner Mongolia police chief of murder15:59 Several police officers sacked over fight between Kyrgyz, Dungans in Tokmok15:53 President Atambayev signs amendments facilitating export of agricultural products15:47 Vietnam confirms its participation in EXPO 2017 Astana15:45 Uzbekistan creates 100,000 jobs for migrants in six months15:31 Kyrgyz, Kazakh customs authorities talking over facilitation of vegetable exports from Kyrgyzstan15:17 Indian doctors to provide free consultations in Tashkent
Astana
+30° C
Ashgabat
+38° C
Bishkek
+33° C
Dushanbe
+32° C
Tashkent
+37° C
exchange rates
 
66.84
61.11
9.84
1.01
205.18
187.45
30.19
3.11
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
2710.18
2512.73
405.44
50.01
3.83
3.50
0.56
0.06

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75