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Bulgaria. Gales, downpours and snowstorms. Fatalities in Sofia and Varna

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Two people died in Bulgaria, which has had very strong winds and heavy rain and snow since Saturday. The most difficult situation is in the east of the country. A state of natural disaster was declared in Varna, where many roads were blocked by fallen trees.

Residents of many regions of Bulgaria have been dealing with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy snow since Saturday.

As police reported on Saturday, a 65-year-old man died and his wife was injured after the car they were traveling in hit a fallen tree in the capital, Soffi. In Varna on the Black Sea, a woman died after being hit by a falling branch.

Residents of the eastern part of the country claim that they have never experienced such extreme weather, reports the AP agency. On Sunday afternoon, the mayor of Varna warned residents not to go out on the streets, which were still not cleared of numerous fallen trees and branches. A state of natural disaster was declared in the city.

Near Varna, 65 plows cleared snow from the roads on Sunday. In the city itself, students are to switch to distance learning from Monday.

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On Sunday, the meteorological service issued orange warnings for the eastern part of the country against strong winds, which may gust up to 125 kilometers per hour. Lower level alerts apply in the central belt.

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