Storms kill 21 in Mace­do­nia

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Storms pack­ing strong winds and tor­ren­tial rains overnight killed at least 21 peo­ple in Mace­do­nia’s cap­i­tal. The freak weather in­cluded winds blow­ing at more than 70 kilo­me­tres per hour and re­sulted in flash floods and land­slides, with cars swept away by the vi­o­lent tor­rents. Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal of­fi­cials said the av­er­age rain­fall for the whole of Au­gust fell in the space of just two hours. “Twenty-one peo­ple died in the ar­eas of Sin­gelic, Sta­jkovci, Smilkovci and on the ring road,” the in­te­rior min­istry said.

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Union­ists take part in a protest dur­ing the feast of St Ca­je­tan, pa­tron saint of bread and work, in Buenos Aires on Au­gust 7.

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