In the Western Balkan countries, airports were closed to transportation, power cuts, and property damage occurred due to heavy rain and storms that took effect today after the heat wave experienced in the last days.
Three people lost their lives as a result of tree falling in Croatia.
In the statement made by the Civil Protection Union, it was stated that material damage occurred to many vehicles in the capital Zagreb.
In the statement, citizens were warned against new storms coming over Slovenia.
In Slovenia, it was announced that 1 person died in the city of Bled due to the storm.
According to reports in the local media, many trees were knocked down across the country and traffic was disrupted. Those injured due to the storm were treated.
It was stated that 1 person died and more than 20 citizens were injured due to adverse weather conditions in Brcko, one of the countries in the region.
The roof of the airport in the northern city of Banja Luka was blown away by the storm. In the statement made by Banja Luka Airport, it was stated that the storm was severe and the airport was closed to transportation due to damage to the roof.
In Serbia, heavy rain and storms were effective throughout the country, especially in the capital Belgrade. It was stated that a crane fell as a result of the storm in Belgrade, and the Nikola Tesla Airport in the capital was closed to transportation.
The Emergency Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that firefighters rescued 15 people, and there were power outages in many cities across the country.
In his assessment, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said, “As long as there is no loss of life, we will cover material damages.”
Media outlets of the Western Balkan countries pointed out that such a severe storm has not been experienced so far.