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Danube havoc expands in Dolj, Calarasi counties

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Luni, 24 aprilie 2006, 0:00

A broken dam along Danube
(source: Realitatea TV)

Yet another wave of evacuations is expected in the Dolj county in southern Romania on Monday where Danube waters broke two dams in the villages of Bistret and Dabuleni in the first hours of the day.

According to press agency reports, several other villages downstream will be evacuated, while evacuation was already underway in the village of Spantov, Calarasi county last night, where the local dam collapsed, threatening to flood other several townships.

And gendarmes and the military were consolidating over the night other several dams in the are.

According to the latest toll of the Danube floods announced over the weekend, a total of 147 villages and towns have been affected in 12 counties, with over 1,000 households flooded, destroyed ar seriously damaged. Over 500 kilometers of road are blocked, 29 bridges are destroyed and 21,000 hectares of land sunk under controlled floods.

In his Sunday mass, Pope Benedict 16 called Christians across the world to help people in suffering after the Danube floods in Romania and Bulgaria, whose fight against water prevented them to celebrate Orthodox Easter properly.




















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