Death Toll in Varna Climbs to 10, More Victims Feared

Ten people, including a child, are confirmed dead in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna, the head of the regional police Nikolai Kalchev told bTV national channel.

As previously reported, on Thursday afternoon the city was hit by severe rains and thunderstorms, which caused floods, death and damages. The district of Asparuhovo was hit by a flash flood from the ridge above the area. 

Lightning strikes protesters in western Turkey, injures one

One worker was slightly injured when he was struck by lightning during a sit-in protest over 18 workers who were fired in the western province of Kütahya, late on June 15.

Ömer Tuncan, 25, was injured when lightning struck him in an open area where he had been holding a sit-in protest with other workers since June 10.

More Thunder, Hail to Hit Bulgaria

Code Yellow for potentially hazardous weather has been issued across most Bulgarian regions on Monday, except the northwestern Vidin.

Rain showers accompanied by thunder will fall in the afternoon. Towards the evening, hail could strike parts of eastern Bulgaria, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology warned.

Bulgaria Braces for 10 More Days of Thunderstorms, Hail

The heavy rains and the large hail that hit Bulgaria in the last week are expected to continue for ten more days, according to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.

The bad weather has brought thunderstorms and torrential rains throughout the country. Dozens of vehicles, houses, orchards and roads have been damaged due to the large hail.

Lightning Struck the Audience of a Horse Race in Shumen

A lightning struck the audience of a horse race near Bulgaria's town of Shumen.

According to Bulgarian-language media the lightning injured five people. 

One young woman is reportedly in a very serious condition, while the other four people are conscious.

All five are taken to the local hospital.

Village in south experiences tornado, hailstorm, then snow

Village in south experiences tornado, hailstorm, then snow

CRNA TRAVA -- A strong storm described as "tornado-like" on Wednesday hit the village of Mlačište near the municipality of Crna Trava in southern Serbia.

It heavily damaged some 20 homes and other facilities and ripped large beech trees from their roots, the locals reported.

Code Yellow for Thunder- and Hailstorms in 8 Bulgarian Regions

A Code Yellow warning for thunder- and hailstorms was issued for Wednesday in north western and central northern Bulgaria was issued by the Meteorology Institute.

The warning regards the regions of Vidin, Motana, Vratsa, Pleven, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo and Ruse. 

The metorologists expect heavy rain, thunderstorms and possible hailstorms.