Village near Belgrade "hit by tornado"

Extreme weather is continuing in Serbia this summer, with a new round of storms hitting many areas of the country late on Wednesday.

Source: B92, RTS

A tornado-like storm was reported in a village near the town of Lazarevac.

Strong winds in Šopići ripped off roofs from homes, caused significant damage to a local church, and turned over vehicles, including a tank truck, Serbia's public broadcaster RTS has said.

Heavy rain and high winds affected several other towns, including Topola and Aranđelovac in central Serbia, Šabac, Bogatić, and Koceljeva in the west, and Belgrade.

Some areas of Lazarevac - a municipality of Belgrade southwest of the central parts of the city - was left without electricity as wind damaged transmission lines.

In Priboj, southwestern Serbia, winds and rain brought down trees and cause flash flooding.

Farmers in some areas have also reported damage to their crops.

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