Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Romania flooding 2013 kills 8

Flooding in Romania have claimed lives of eight people and flooded around 700 houses in Galati county, local medias reported.

Forty-five people have been rescued from the floodwaters and 330 people have been evacuated from their homes in Romania.

Worst affected is the Cudalbi, where 500 houses and their gardens have been flooded, forcing 200 people to leave their homes.

Train traffic on the route Galaţi-Bârlad between Târgu Bujor and Floteşti have been also affected, Romania Resider reported.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta has sent a deputy to view the area and called an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the flood situation in Romania.

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 12, 2013