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    Posted February 1, 2014 by
    Belgrade, Serbia
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    Severe weather

    snow storm in SE Europe, Serbia

    Because of the strong wind, which has hit up to 168 km / h and snow, during the night and morning drama takes place in northeastern Serbia. More than 400 people were rescued from snow drifts in Feketić in last 4 hours, where more than 16 hours were detained about 1,000 people. Military helicopters evacuated 75 people, mostly children and women. It is unblocked more than 120 vehicles, which now have continued road to Novi Sad, Subotica. Gendarmerie evacuated about 100 passengers from an international train near Vrbas (These are the two international trains - one from Belgrade to Budapest, and the other from Budapest to Belgrade, who were standing on the open line due to heavy snow drifts). Military helicopters evacuated 75 people, mostly women and children, mostly with minor frostbite. A terrifying night, the wind was hurricane force, throughout the night, the army, the gendarmerie, the Department of Emergency situations tend Department of Roads and Serbia led the fight for the release of passengers and vehicles while engaged 48 engine and six helicopters from Nis.
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