Taps run dry for thousands in Serbia

More than 60,000 people without drinking water in Uzice, and authorities do not know when access will resume.

    More than 60,000 people have gone without drinking water in Serbia for more than two weeks.

    Authorities said shutting the taps was for peoples' benefit because there were toxins found in the water supply.

    But the government can not say when the water will start flowing again to the town of Uzice.

    With one of the country's biggest days, Orthodox Christmas, quickly approaching, people are running out of patience.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.