At least 12 killed in Bulgaria floods

BY Talia Mindich  June 20, 2014 at 4:04 PM EDT

At least 12 people were killed and an unknown number still missing, officials said, after heavy flooding and torrential rains paralyzed parts of Bulgaria Thursday and Friday.

In the worst-hit Black Sea resort town of Varna, floodwaters rose up to 3.2 ft., cars were swept on top of one another, and thick mud blanketed the streets.

The regions of Varna and Burgas have seen roughly the equivalent of a month’s rain over the past 24 hours, according to forecasters.