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Dead livestock litter flood-hit Balkans

Officials begin disposal of thousands of cows, pigs, sheep as waters recede

Posted: May 21, 2014 at 5:33 a.m.

Residents try to excavate a car trapped in the mud caused by a landslide at the village of Topcic Polje, near the town of Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Tuesday. Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia have been hit by the worst flooding in more than 100 years, forcing half a million people out of their homes and leading to more than three dozen deaths.

A new calamity emerged Tuesday in the flood-hit Balkans: wastelands of drowned livestock.

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