Storms kill 21 in Macedonia
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.
Unionists take part in a protest during the feast of St Cajetan, patron saint of bread and work, in Buenos Aires on August 7.