Bulgarian Navy Delivers Blood to Snow-Blocked Districts by 'Panthers'

Defense | December 21, 2012, Friday // 15:03|  views

A Panther helicopter of the Bulgarian Navy is seen en route to delivering blood products to the hospitals in Dobrich and Silistra. Photo by Defense Ministry

The Bulgarian Navy was using Friday its newly acquired Eurocopter Panther helicopters to deliver food supplies and blood to Dobrich and Silistra, two district capitals in Northeastern Bulgaria blockaded by heavy snowfall.

A "Panther" from the Chaika air base of the Bulgarian Navy brought in blood products to ensure the proper function of the hospitals in Dobrich and Silistra, the Defense Ministry press service announced Friday.

Meanwhile, the land forces of the Bulgarian Army in the districts of Sliven and Shumen were using armored vehicles to clean some of the roads that were in worst condition after the recent snow blizzards.

A total of 12 municipalities in Eastern Bulgaria declared emergency situations earlier as a result of the inclement weather which closed all of the major roads in many parts of the country.

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