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"Where can we go now? "- Bosnian flood victim

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 01:23

May 19 - Homes in Bosnia are damaged by landslides following days of torrential rain as the death toll from severe flooding in the Balkan region reaches 39. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A military barracks becomes home to people in Bosnia as the region is hit by the worst flooding in more than a century. The government says more than a quarter of Bosnia's four million people have been hit by the severe weather. (SOUNDBITE) (Bosnian) KALESIJA RESIDENT, NIJAZ SULJIC, SAYING: "I was sleeping and when I got up at 5.30 in the morning I went to the barn. When I opened the door I could see a deep abyss of fifty meters. I have nothing left now. I am here for now, and we'll see what will be in the future." Landslides added to the misery in Bosnia. Some lost everything during the Bosnian war, and 20 years later they face the same situation. (SOUNDBITE) (Serbian) CRNO BLATO RESIDENT WHO LOST HOUSE IS LANDSLIDE, NEVENKA DJURIC, SAYING: "In two days, everything was destroyed that we had managed to rebuild since we returned. They say go from here, but where can we go now? We'll accommodate you in another village, they say. But we have cattle, what can we do with them? We make our living out of them." Authorities have now issued a fresh warning about the danger of landmines left over from the war and now dislodged by the flooding.

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"Where can we go now? "- Bosnian flood victim

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 01:23