Three dead, four missing, in floods in Bulgaria’s Varna

Three people – a man, woman and child, believed to be a family – died as heavy rain on June 19 brought floods that inundated the Asparouhovo area of Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna.
Four other people were missing, reports from the city said.

Emergency services rescued several people as torrential rains flooded streets and buildings, with the floodwaters forcing cars down the streets.

Eyewitnesses, reported by local media, said that a child had died in Varna after being struck by lightning.

The floods that hit Varna caused serious disruptions to public transport in the city, while a regular train from Sofia was delayed as it waited at the Ezerova railway station for the situation to improve, local media said.

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