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Floods continue to wreck havoc in Romania

Romanian authorities say floods continue to wreck havoc in the country, after rain-swollen rivers have overflowed, killing 22 people in one week and destroying crops, bridges and hundreds of homes.

world Updated: Jul 02, 2010 16:00 IST

Romanian authorities say floods continue to wreck havoc in the country, after rain-swollen rivers have overflowed, killing 22 people in one week and destroying crops, bridges and hundreds of homes.

The floods have affected a third of the country. More than 2,000 people were being evacuated on Friday from the eastern village of Saucesti after the Siret River broke through a defence and inundated houses.

The Danube's level has reached its highest point ever around the town of Galati.

Emergency situations authorities say over 100 communities have been affected in the last 24 hours.

Soldiers and emergency workers were stacking sandbags on river embankments.

Road and rail traffic is disrupted in some areas.