Budapest, August 17 (MTI) – Budapest’s firefighters were alerted to a number of locations after a tropical downpour on Monday evening.

Disaster management spokesman Mate Kisdi said that basements in central parts of the city were flooded, while people stranded in their cars were also rescued. He added that no injuries have been reported.

In just a short hour more rain fell on the city than the average for August, the weather service said.

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