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Serbia: Sunken WW2 German warships discovered as Danube water level retreats01:35

Serbia: Sunken WW2 German warships discovered as Danube water level retreats

Serbia, Prahovo
August 26, 2022 at 15:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Sunken WW2 German warships and boats became visible in the Serbian part of the Danube, near the city of Prahovo, on Friday, as the water level continued to fall.

In total, around 20 wrecks were exposed, with the river at one of its lowest levels in nearly a century, due to the severe drought.

Hundreds of ships from the German Black Sea fleet were sunk in the river during the Soviet advance in 1944.

Many of them still contain dangerous cargo such as ammunition and explosives.

Serbia: Sunken WW2 German warships discovered as Danube water level retreats01:35
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Sunken WW2 German warships and boats became visible in the Serbian part of the Danube, near the city of Prahovo, on Friday, as the water level continued to fall.

In total, around 20 wrecks were exposed, with the river at one of its lowest levels in nearly a century, due to the severe drought.

Hundreds of ships from the German Black Sea fleet were sunk in the river during the Soviet advance in 1944.

Many of them still contain dangerous cargo such as ammunition and explosives.