Tuesday, August 9 2016 12:20 EEST
Macedonia declared a state of emergency for the most affected areas after 21 die in flash floods
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Torrential rains leave at least 21 dead, 6 missing

Heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms hit the Macedonian capital of Skopje in the night between Saturday and Sunday. Officials have declared a state of emergency for the most affected areas. Top officials called a violent rainstorm a 'water bomb', according to 112.international.

The floods destroyed hundreds of homes and vehicles and roads are still impassable. Several areas remain without electricity. Witnesses described that victims drowned after being trapped in their houses when the torrents suddenly swept through the area.

Police and army helicopters continue searching for missing people and helping to evacuate hundreds from the flooded area.

As reported earlier by 1492news.com, At least 20 people were killed in the storm in Macedonia

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