Over one million Bosnians affected by floods: foreign minister

SARAJEVO Mon May 19, 2014 9:35am EDT

1 of 4. A damaged car lies in mud caused by floods in the village of Krupanj, west from Belgrade May 19, 2014.

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SARAJEVO (Reuters) - More than a quarter of Bosnia's 4 million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in over a century, Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija said on Monday.

He told a news conference that more than 100,000 houses and other buildings were no longer usable and that around 1 million people had been cut off from clean water supplies.

"The consequences of the flood are terrifying," Lagumdzija said.

(Reporting by Maja Zuvela; Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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