Ten people were killed with three others missing in northeastern Romania after torrential rains triggered flash floods in counties of Botosani and Suceava, officials said Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
According to the Inspectorate for Emergency Situation, five of the victims were from Dorohoi of Botosani county, with their bodies having been discovered on Tuesday morning in homes that were flooded after a nearby river swallowed the land.
Another man from the Ibanesti village of the same county was taken by the waters while trying to save an animal.
Moreover, some 2,000 people from over 60 localities were evacuated due to the floods. The local authorities have relocated the people in sports halls and schools.
Meanwhile, dozens of houses were destroyed, hundreds partially damaged, while the road traffic on several national and county roads was interrupted for several hours because of the floods.
Heavy rainfall and river overflows are still expected in northern, northeastern and part of central Romania at least until Wednesday morning, according to officials.
The new victims brought the country's flood death toll to 16.