Four thousand Hungarians flee floods

Sunday, 16 April, 2000

As flood waters continue to rise in Hungary, four thousand people have been evacuated from three villages in central areas.

They were taken away after a dyke on the Tisza river gave way on Saturday night.

Soldiers and volunteers have been working round the clock to reinforce the dykes.

Correspondents say the flood waters, caused by heavy rains and melting snow from neighbouring mountains, are expected to rise at least until the middle of next week.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

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