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Flood on Danube Moves Closer to Hungary's Capital.

Budapest, Hungary, Rajab 30, 1434, Jun 9, 2013, SPA - Hungarian officials say the crest of the flooded Danube River is expected to reach Budapest late Sunday but that defenses should keep the water out of most of the capital.

At least 20 people have been killed by a week of flooding in central Europe, as rivers such as the Danube, the Elbe and the Vlatava overflowed after heavy rains and caused great damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Sunday that no deaths, injuries or missing persons have been reported in his country, but that there are still several critical areas along the Danube where 7,000 soldiers and thousands of volunteers are packing sandbags to shore up flood walls, according to a report of the Associated Press.

--SPA 11:29 LOCAL TIME 08:29 GMT

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