One Killed, One Missing in Slovenia Floods


A 17-year-old woman was killed and a man was missing after floods caused by heavy rains swept away a vehicle in northeast Slovenia, authorities said Saturday.

The incident happened in Vransko, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of the capital Ljubljana, where flash floods eroded a road and swept away a van with two passengers inside, police said.

Flooding hit much of eastern and south-central Slovenia over the weekend, particularly in the areas surrounding the Krka and Sava rivers, as well as smaller tributaries, in the region bordering Croatia.

Hundreds of houses and buildings in affected areas were flooded and roads closed, local media reported.

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