Macedonia storm: At least 15 die overnight in freak deluge
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upside down car in a muddy field, 7 August 2016Image copyrightEPA
Some people died in their cars during the floods
At least 15 people have died overnight as storms caused Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, to flood.
Their bodies were found before 8:30 local time (06:30 GMT)on Sunday, an official said. Six people are still missing.
Some of the victims drowned in their cars. Parts of the city's ring road have been swept away in the floods, dragging cars into nearby fields.
Three and a half inches (9.3cm) of rain fell in the capital during the storm.
a lorry on its side in a field, with two cars that have carved a path further in to the fieldImage copyrightEPA
man walking across makeshift walkway of wooden plans through floodwater, 7 August 2016Image copyrightEPA
a pile of cars that has crashed together between some houses, 7 August 2016Image copyrightEPA
boy running through floodwater next to abandoned car in busy streetImage copyrightEPA
cars stuck in the mud next to flooded ring roadImage copyrightEPA
The Mayor of Skopje, Kove Trajanovski, said: "This is a disaster. We have never experienced such a thing."
Local media reported that ambulances were called out 65 times across Skopje, more than 20 people were treated in hospital, and the army were called in to help.
Three villages in the north-east of the country were cut off due to landslides.
More rain is forecast for Sunday evening.