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MOSCOW, May 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry has said it will send an aircraft to Serbia, hit by the worst flooding for 120 years.
Earlier, the ministry sent rescuers to flood-hit Serbia, Drobyshevsky said.
At the request of Serbia's authorities, the Russian Emergencies Ministry was sending rescuers of the Tsentrospas airmobile team and the Leader special risk rescue operations centre, he said.
In the meantime, around 6,100 people have been evacuated in Serbia amid disastrous floods triggered by heavy rainfall which meteorologists say is the worst to hit the Balkan country.At least two people were reported dead and two are missing since the natural calamity hit Serbia on Tuesday, prompting national authorities to declare a state of emergency.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, leading relief operations, urged all those unwilling to leave their homes “not to resist evacuation”.
“Do not prompt us into using force to save your lives,” Vucic said on the air at Serbia’s RTS broadcasting service. “Most important now is to save lives and then we should think about property.”
Meteorologists have predicted that heavy rain, also affecting neighboring Bosnia and Croatia, would continue until the weekend.