Published: May 17, 2014 11:47 PM EDT

MAGLAJ, Bosnia (AP) - Thousands of people have fled their homes in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century.
    
They packed into buses, boats and helicopters, carrying nothing but a handful of belongings. Rapidly rising rivers have surged into homes, reaching up to the second floor of some homes and sending people climbing to rooftops for rescue.
    
Hundreds have also been evacuated in Croatia.
    
Authorities say 25 people have died but warn that the death toll could rise. Tens of thousands of homes are without electricity or drinking water.
    
Three months' worth of rain has fallen on the region in three days this week.
    
The rain has also triggered landslides, which have swept away warning signs marking minefields left over from Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
   

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