Bosnian flood victim: "There's no road, no water, nothing is left"
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 01:01
May 17 - Death toll in Bosnia hits 19 in the worst flooding in the Balkans in more than a century. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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A flood ravaged town in Bosnia where residents cope with the worst floods in more than a century.
The death toll in the country has now hit 19.
Debris lines streets with the relentless sound of endless water.
Cars are going nowhere -- a motorcycle, trapped in mud.
Railroads are blocked.
It will be a long wait for the clean up -- but efforts are underway.
Residents gather what they can as they leave home.
(SOUNDBITE) (Bosnian) MENZILOVIC RAGIB FROM TOPICIC POLJE, SAYING:
"I've stayed last here with my son. The second wave of water came like a tsunami. There was a lot material down there and it was all raised by water and brought here destroying everything as you can see. There's no road, no water, nothing is left."
The only way out is on foot. With the region slammed by flooding, it may be a long walk to safety for many.
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