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Tisza embankment in Szeged to be closed due to flooding

The Matyas Huszar embankment of the River Tisza in Szeged, in southern Hungary, will be closed at 6.30pm on Sunday due to flooding caused by the river's rising water level, the city council has said.

The Tisza’s water level in Szeged reached 542cm on Sunday morning and could rise by a further 10-20cm over the next two days, reaching the embankment, the city council said in a statement.

The river’s all-time highest level at Szeged was 1,009cm, recorded in April 2006.

Meanwhile, the Danube’s water level has fully receded after peaking at 808cm at Mohacs, in southern Hungary, on Sunday morning, the national water management directorate (OVF) said.

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