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VIENNA - The government of the Austrian state of Tyrol has decided to join the aid efforts for the victims of the floods in Southeastern Europe.
Tyrol President Guenther Platter said after a meeting of the government that Tyrol would provide EUR 150,000 as aid for the flooded areas in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia.
Hazards such as unexploded landmines left from the 1992-95 war and hidden weapons that people have stored since the conflict ended have started emerging in Bosnia as a result of the flood disaster.
UN chief accepts invitation to donor conference
BELGRADE -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted on Tuesday the invitation by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić to take part in an international donor conference.
The gathering would raise funds for Serbia which was hit by disastrous floods last week, the Serbian president's delegation told Tanjug.
Power company workers repairing the transmission system and cleaning the area last week found human bones on the banks of the river Bosna near flood-stricken Doboj.
Lejla Cengic, of the Institute for Missing Persons, on May 26 said the flood had washed away part of the river bank, which is why the bones became visible.
The trial of seven indictees charged with crimes in Kotor-Varos begins with the reading of indictment and presentation of introductory statements by the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Defence teams.
From sportsmen from Bosnia and Serbia who raised money together to volunteers who went from one part of the country to another to help people, Bosnia’s recent floods have prompted many to put solidarity ahead of ethnic divisions.