Heavy rains kill two, flood farms, delay trains
A 73-year-old woman from Ocna Mures (north-west of Bucharest) drowned when her house collapsed under the water. Her body was found holding to a cross two hundred meters away from her home. A 23-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving was carried by the swollen waters of the Crisul Repede river (north-west of Bucharest) and he could no longer be rescued.
The flash floods damaged natural gas networks, electric transformer stations and drinking water networks in several communities in the above-mentioned areas. The strong winds tore roofs from the apartment blocks, destroyed vehicles, felled trees, blocked county roads and highways, destroyed bridges and footbridges and contaminated fresh-water wells.
The Danube River waters almost fully submerged three docks of the assembly hall of Damen Shipyard in Galati (eastern Romania); the Danube’s uninhabited lower waterfront was flooded on a 500 metre stretch.