Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Severe weather death toll rises in Europe

Source: Euronews

Romania is providing medical assistance to people on the street, as a heatwave continues to claim victims. The death toll from the exceptional temperatures gripping parts of Europe has now risen to at least 46. Romania has paid the highest price, with nearly 30 lives lost in several days of sweltering heat that has also proved deadly in Greece, Italy, Albania, Croatia, Turkey and Bosnia

In Great Britain, severe flooding continues to cause chaos and tragedy. A fourth death has been confirmed by police. Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes since torrential rain started on Monday.

In Yorkshire in northern England efforts are intensifying to stop a dam collapsing. The fear is that tons of water could pour into already submerged streets. The crisis has left many in temporary shelters, afraid they may find they have lost everything when the waters recede.

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