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Death Toll in Slovenia Floods Rises to Five

Date: 20-Sep-07

"We now have five dead while one woman is still missing but
we do not expect the death toll to increase beyond that,"
spokesman Bojan Kuntaric told Reuters.

He said many roads in northern parts of the country, hit by
heavy rain on Tuesday, were still blocked but conditions were
improving. He added it was too early to assess the damage caused
by the flood.

Two people died after a landslide hit their house, two were
swept away while trying to save their property and a volunteer
fire-fighter was electrocuted while pumping water from a house.

Several parts of Slovenia had no electricity or drinking
water and phone land lines were cut off in a number of cities.

Water swept away about 150 cars parked in the city of
Zelezniki, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Ljubljana,
state television showed.

The flood water also washed away a famous World War Two
hospital, built from wood in a narrow river canyon in
northwestern Slovenia.

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