Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Europe Floods Force Thousands To Flee Homes

At least eight people have died as a result of heavy flooding across central Europe.

Areas to the south and north of the Czech capital, Prague, were submerged, including the city's zoo and horse racing track but metal barriers erected along the Vltava river banks protected the historical city centre.

Large parts of the city's underground system were closed and, officials said, would not reopen for days.