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Torrential rain triggers floods in Slovenia

Torrential rain triggers floods in Slovenia

The Slovenian Environmental Agency says torrential rains have caused rivers across Slovenia have burst their banks, flooding some areas and prompting the evacuation of a village and closure of some roads into capital, Ljubljana.
The agency said Saturday that in the town of Lasko, 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Ljubljana, a cultural center, a spa and police stations were flooded.
Several families were evacuated in the region of Zagorje and a kindergarten and three factories were flooded. In Ziri, 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Ljubljana, a river flooded buildings in the town's old quarter.
In the capital, the Ljubljanica river rose, prompting closure of several roads on the outskirts of the city.


Updated : 2021-10-19 05:30 GMT+08:00