Brazil Helps Reconstruct Flood-Hit Bulgarian Village

Diplomacy | March 11, 2012, Sunday // 10:52|  views

The southern Bulgarian village of Biser (Haskovo region) was hit by a flood wave on February 6, following a dam failure. Photo by BGNES

The government of Brazil has pledged to donate funds for the reconstruction of southern Bulgarian village of Biser, which was devastated by a flood early February.

Heavy snowfall, combined with snow melting in previous days caused the bursting of the Ivanovo dam, which sent a floodwave to Biser downstream.

Brazil has reacted to the tragedy, which killed ten people, and left many houses in the area demolished.

Monday at an official ceremony at the Bulgarian Red Cross headquarters in Sofia, Brazilian ambassador to Bulgaria Washington Luis Perreira de Sousa will present a donation of USD 50,000 for the reconstruction of Biser.

The Brazilian government has presented its condolences to the families of those who died, and has expressed its hopes for swift reconstruction of the area.

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