Flooding in Romania: four dead, several missing

Flooding in Romania: four dead, several missing
Flooding in Romania: four dead, several missing

The Tibes River in the county of Bistrita burst its banks sending torrents of water into a nearby village, killing all four. Several other people were missing, authorities said, citing local residents.

The water also knocked out power and telephone lines and blocked roads in the area, authorities said.

Storms overnight in the county of Arad in western Romania also flooded several villages, leading to evacuations, according to government official Cristian Stragea who was traveling to the worst affected areas, the AP reports.