By Ana Baric
Maglaj, a town of 27,000 in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been one of the hardest hit in the recent floods that have devastated Bosnia and Serbia.
Last week’s torrential rains were the heaviest in the region’s recorded history, with three months’ worth of rain falling in three days. , the floods triggered more than 3,000 landslides across the Balkans, in some cases displacing land mines left over from the 1992-‘95 war.
More than 40 have died because of the natural disaster, and 500,000 have been evacuated or left their homes.
If circumstances weren’t difficult enough, flood victims worry that unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the natural disaster to fatten their own pockets.