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Flood kills one, threatens with eco-disaster in Slovenia

By dpa news     Sep 18, 2007 in Environment
At least one person died Tuesday in Slovenia as storms and heavy rain caused floods, the national television TVS reported.
The victim, a 60-year-old woman, was killed when water carried her away in her vehicle. The accident occurred in Zeleznik, 40 kilometres northwest of Ljubljana.
A state of emergency was declared in the village, in which the 3,000 inhabitants were still without electricity in the evening hours.
The military was sent to a local factory to prevent the flooding of barrels with acid. According to Defence Minister Karl Erjavec, who visited Zeleznik, the soldiers were trying to prevent an environmental disaster. dpa be bb pb