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Floods In Austria

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Vienna, Aug. S. - Reports from the flooded districts show that the situation Is ever worse than was at first feared. The greatest damage has been done in Bohemia. At Trautenau thirty houses have been destroyed and twenty-five persor.s drowned. Corpses were to be eerín floating down the streams with every kind qf debris, even a eradle with a crying infant, which, fortunately, was reecued. At the village of Freiheit a house was washed away bodily and its seventeen occupants were drowned. Almost the whcle town of Reichenberg Is Fubmerged, and there, too, many have been drowned. The loss to mili owners in that district is estimated at millicr.s cf florins. Damage fn Vienna. In Vienna, the íamage already done to public works, sewers, gas mains and bridges is estimated at 2,000,000 florins. The Ranube is rcow almost doublé its normal width and is still rising. According to reports from places up the river, the waters are not likely to reach their highest point until a day or so. At Gmunden, Ischel Auzo and other health resorte, enormous damage has been done. The people were compelled to flee for their lives. Emperor Francia Joseph is personally inspecting the efforts of the officials to palliate the effects of the disaster. In many places the creps have been destroyed and in consequence the price of provisiona is raoidly on the increase.


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