Albanian flooding hits villages hard

STORY: At least two people have died in Albania since flooding caused by heavy rains began to strike over the weekend.

Albania's police service said on Monday (November 21) a father and son died after their car was swept into a flooded river.

In the village of Kuc, 56-year-old Gezim Hasllani tried to feed his cows as rain continued to fall.

"Thank God we managed to save our livestock and our children," Hasllani said, adding the family's household appliances had suffered damage due to floodwater entering the house.

But the biggest problem Hasllani now faces is how to keep his animals fed through the winter, as their feed was also damaged by the water. 'Everything is destroyed', he said.