Powerful storm inundates parts of Sofia, Bulgaria

Powerful storm inundates parts of Sofia, Bulgaria

Heavy rains during an overnight storm into July 7, 2020, have resulted in widespread flooding in the capital Sofia, Bulgaria. Streets and railway stations turned into rivers, damaging cars and impacting electricity poles that led to power disruptions. 

One person was injured when a roof collapsed due to strong winds. The emergency services received 750 calls for assistance as streets, metro stations, buildings, and underpasses were all submerged. 

The country’s Interior Ministry said emergency teams were deployed to pump floodwater and remove stranded vehicles.

The Perlovska River burst its banks, sending floodwaters across the city that led to traffic problems and left several vehicles damaged. The Vladayska River also inundated the districts of Orlandovtsi and Benkovski.

Part of the roof of a hypermarket collapsed on Bulgaria Boulevard, but no injuries were reported. Power outages occurred in numerous places. During the storm, water entered separate metro stations but train services did not stop.

Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandukova said all fire and municipal emergency teams were working through the night.

"Crews continue to work on signals for drainage, road canvases, as well as the removal of fallen branches and trees in parks and gardens."

Featured image credit: Ilia Soregashi Temelkov


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