Floating islands of rubbish pollute Bulgaria’s rivers after days of heavy rainfall

January 15, 2021

Bulgarian authorities were left clearing up after heavy rains and floods struck several towns in the west of the country.

Strong currents and rising water levels on the river Iskar carried away large amounts of municipal waste.

Most of the 40cm deep layer of rubbish that has been piling up in the north-western city of Svoge washed in from the capital Sofia, around 40 km away.

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