Flooding in Macedonia kills 20
The death toll from flooding in Macedonia has risen to 20 as heavy rains hit the Balkan country over the past 24 hours, Anadolu reported.
Macedonia’s Ministry of Interior said on Sunday that 22 people had also been injured in and around the capital, Skopje. Six people remain missing.
Interior Ministry spokeswoman Nataliya Spirova Kordic told Anadolu Agency the authorities had been fearful of a possible increase in the death toll.
Kordic confirmed that the military had been called out to deal with the flooding, which has damaged homes, workplaces and buried cars.
Skopje’s municipality will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday afternoon.
*Fatma Bulbul contributed to this story from Istanbul