Floods: Banská Bystrica stabilised, landslides block trains in Košice

The flood situation in Banská Bystrica Region after heavy rain on Monday, August 16, stabilised on Tuesday, the TASR newswire was told by Banská Bystrica Fire Brigade Headquarters spokesperson Bibiana Bendíková. Clean-up work has now begun in areas affected by floods.

The flood situation in Banská Bystrica Region after heavy rain on Monday, August 16, stabilised on Tuesday, the TASR newswire was told by Banská Bystrica Fire Brigade Headquarters spokesperson Bibiana Bendíková. Clean-up work has now begun in areas affected by floods.

According to Bendíková, the heavy rain affected mainly the area around Žiar nad Hronom, causing most damage in the villages of Lutila, Horná Ves and Šášovské Podhradie. The deluge also hit the towns of Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Veľky Krtíš, Brezno and Nová Baňa, where houses were flooded and fallen trees blocked roads, although these have now been removed.

The railway link between Margecany and Krompachy in Košice Region was disrupted after landslides blocked the tracks on Tuesday morning. No trains are currently travelling between Košice and Bratislava, rail passenger transport company ZSSK reported.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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