Boats crushed on Danube

Boats on the River Danube in Belgrade take full brunt of the big thaw this weekend

The River Danube in the Serbian capital of Belgrade is in chaos as

the big thaw begins to take its toll.

As the solid ice, which brought the busy

waterway to a standstill during the recent freeze, began to melt this weekend,

boats and pontoons took the full brunt. Many were ripped from their moorings

and, entangled in the full flow of ice, there were few that escaped without

serious damage.

According to the BBC website, emergency services in Belgrade say there is no ice

risk to bridges and other infrastructure in the city, and no threat of


To see the devastating effects of the

big thaw in Belgrade click the BBC video link here.