The heavy rain caused river banks to overflow, leaving dozens of homes underwater, the Civil Defense Agency said. Several roads have become impassable, causing severe traffic jams, and villages have been cut off after floodwaters destroyed bridges and caused landslides.
Following a period of hot and humid weather, Bulgaria has been hit by heavy storms and torrential rains over the past few days.
Meteorologists have forecast more rains during the next days.
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