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Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods

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MAGLAJ, Bosnia — Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, carrying nothing but a handful of belongings, tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century. Rapidly rising rivers surged into homes, sometimes reaching up to the second floors, sending people climbing to rooftops for rescue. Hundreds were also evacuated in Croatia. Authorities said 25 people have died but warned the death toll could rise. Tens ...

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