Nikolay Jeliazkov’s personal portfolio

Reportage of the flood in Ihtiman, Bulgaria. 5-8 August 2005.

Two floods in a row overflow the Gipsy settlement of Ihtiman. The first one drenches them, the second – breaks into their houses. Children and old people take it worst. Accommodated at the school, sleeping on the desks with just a blanket and a piece of bread, they curse the municipality, and the mayoress is trying her best to do her job. They take the opportunity to beg. The flood overflows the cemetery, takes the dead out of the graves, wrapped in sheets and buried half a meter under the ground according to the custom…

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