•     5/28/2014 4:14:00 PM

    Vucic: 38 people reported missing during floods

    SREMSKA MITROVICA - Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday the police currently had 38 reports of missing persons related to the floods that hit country last week.

    The investigations have resulted in many people finding their loved ones, he explained, adding that the number of victims had not increased so far.

    Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said on May 23 that 33 dead had been found in the flooded regions, adding that at least 13 had died of drowning.

    Autopsies are under way and the list of all the victims' names will be released soon along with information on whether they drowned, died of natural causes or of some illness, Vucic explained.

    He told reporters after visiting the levees on the banks of the Sava in Sremska Mitrovica, northwest Serbia, he did not know the origin of the information that more than 500 people had disappeared in the floods.

    "The number of dead is tragically high, but not even close to that presented by people who obviously do not wish Serbia and its people well," he remarked.

    Government members will inform the parliament on Thursday about everything that was done to defend from the floods and answer all questions from the members of the parliament about the floods, he pointed out.

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