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Hungary prepares for 'record floods'

Hungarians have been warned to prepare for their worst ever floods, with the Danube set to reach record levels.

A state of emergency has been declared and thousands of volunteers have been working to reinforce the banks of the swelling river.

Widespread flooding in central Europe has hit parts of Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, killing at least 15 people.

Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest.

  • 08 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe
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