In Pictures: Devastation in Bosnia

The worst flooding in 120 years has displaced 5,000 people near the northern Bosnian town of Odzak.


Several villages near Odzak, in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, remain inundated after the worst flooding in 120 years hit the region.

The Sava River broke through its embankments and flooded vast areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia - causing widespread destruction. Now, the river is slowly retreating.

Nearly 5,000 people in Odzak were displaced by the disaster. Some of them are now staying in collective centres, others in relatives' houses. In order to prevent the spread of disease, returning to flooded villages - even when the water has already receded - is forbidden. In this agricultural area, the bodies of the many farm animals that died in the flood are still underwater.