Heavy floods sweep NW Albania

13:59, January 12, 2010      

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Albanian soldiers and rescuers make their way through floodwaters near Obot village in the Shkoder district, some 120 km (75 miles) northwest of the capital Tirana January 11, 2010. European countries are sending emergency aid to the heavily flooded northwestern Albania where about 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) of land and 2,400 houses have been flooded after heavy rains in the past few weeks, according to the government. About of 5,000 people from Shkoder district have also been evacuated. The army and police assisted local authorities in evacuating areas along the Drini River delta, where heavy rainfall caused flooding.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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