Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Flood waters from Czech dams bear down on Prague

The authorities in the Czech Republic have been forced to open dams in the south of the country, releasing huge volumes of water towards Prague.

The River Vltava, which flows through the capital, is rising and levels are expected to peak on Tuesday morning.

Severe floods caused by days of heavy rain have left at least seven people dead in the Czech Republic, and two others in neighbouring Austria.

Germany has drafted in the army to help reinforce flood defences in the south.