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Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina Slammed By Worst Flooding In Over A Century

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A view of a landslide and floodwaters around houses in the village of Topcic Polje, near the central Bosnian town of Zenica, on May 15, 2014.
A view of a landslide and floodwaters around houses in the village of Topcic Polje, near the central Bosnian town of Zenica, on May 15, 2014.

Heavy rainfall ravaged parts of Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina this week, resulting in the worst flooding the countries have seen in 120 years, Reuters reports.

A massive storm churned river waters and triggered landslides across some of the Balkan region, leaving roads and railways underwater. So far, three deaths have been reported, according to Reuters. On Thursday, Serbia and parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina declared a state of emergency, as roughly 100,000 homes were left without power and 400 schools were closed, per Al Jazeera.

"What we are facing is the biggest water catastrophe in Serbia's history," Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said, per The Associated Press.

Here are 10 photos exemplifying the devastating impact of this week's record-breaking rainfall.

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    A view of a landslide and floodwaters around houses in the village of Topcic Polje, near the central Bosnian town of Zenica, on May 15, 2014.
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    Severe flooding in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina has forced schools to close and hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. Thousands more were left without power.
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    In Bosnia-Herzegovina, hundreds of homes were cut off or flooded after the Miljacka river, which runs through Sarajevo, broke its banks. Some 3,500 homes in the capital were left without power. Authorities said emergency workers were supplying food and medicines to those who could not leave their homes.
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    Members of the Bosnian armed forces use an inflatable boat during an operation to evacuate residents from homes surrounded by flood waters in the village of Topcic Polje, near the central Bosnian town of Zenica, on May 15, 2014.
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    People run past trees which collapsed onto a road after a landslide near the village of Topcic Polje, near the central Bosnian town of Zenica.
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    Men attempt to redirect a torrent of floodwater to protect a home in the village of Topcic Polje, near the central Bosnian town of Zenica,
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    A view of a landslide and floodwaters around houses in the village of Topcic Polje, near the central Bosnian town of Zenica, on May 15, 2014. Some 3,500 homes in the capital were left without power. Authorities said emergency workers were supplying food and medicines to those who could not leave their homes.
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    Bosnian workers stand in a military truck while being rescued by the armed forces in Sarajevo's western suburb of Rajlovac on May 14, 2014, after being cut off by flooding from the river Bosna following heavy rainfall.
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    Many rivers ran over, due to the record-breaking heavy rainfall this week, which has negatively affected nearby houses and agricultural lands in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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    A bird's eye view shows the flooding destruction on agricultural lands in the Ilidza district of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on May 15, 2014.

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