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Published: Monday May 19, 2014 MYT 9:25:02 PM
Updated: Monday May 19, 2014 MYT 9:26:15 PM

Over 1 million Bosnians affected by floods - foreign minister

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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