When Paradise Becomes Hell
In the central Bosnia village of Topcic-Polje, where a fast flowing mountain stream, the Orahovacko, flows into the Bosna, half of the villages 200 homes were buried in a massive landslide – some up to their roofs. The landslides smashed through windows, patio doors, even solid wooden tours , filling the stuctures with earth and carrying everything in their path down the mountain side. Miraculously, there were no fatalities. Heavy rainfall is causing rivers to burst their banks, flooding houses, roads and landslides. Authorities declared a state of emergency, severe flooding in Bosnia has forced schools to close and hundreds of people to evacuate their homes and left thousands more without power.