EC Vows Assistance for Flood-Affected Areas in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria: EC Vows Assistance for Flood-Affected Areas in Bulgaria European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, photo by EPA/BGNES

The European Commission is ready to mobilize all available instruments in the EU to support the people affected by the floods in Bulgaria, according to EC President Jose Barroso.

In a statement to Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, Barroso expressed solidarity with the people and the authorities in Bulgaria in connection with the dramatic consequences of the floods in the eastern part of the country which resulted in loss of human life.

The heavy rain which hit the region on Thursday claimed at least 12 lives, including two children.

The city of Varna reported 10 victims and the city of Dobrich 2, with 3 people still missing, according to Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev.

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