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Floods hit western Sweden

Updated lördag 25 oktober 2014 kl 16.12
Published lördag 25 oktober 2014 kl 11.01
File photo: Johan Nilsson / TT

Bohuslän and parts of the Gothenburg region have been hit by flooding following heavy rain overnight, news agency TT reports.

Over 90 milimetres rain fell, and rivers are more than 150cm higher than normal.

Residents are now dealing with flooded basements, cellars and roads, but although the rain has now stopped emergency officials say the danger has not yet passed.

"We're still carrying out an analysis to see how much the rivers and water courses are expected to rise. Water is still flowing into many brooks and streams", Lars Bjurström from the Bohulsän emergency services told TT.

Hydrologists say local rivers should peak during the weekend, with only small amounts of rain forecast for the next few days.

Over a dozen roads were closed in the area Saturday morning due to the floods, and trains between Munkedal and Strömstad were also hit.

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