Police cannot confirm report of missing Dutch nationals

Ljubljana, 5 August - Slovenian police told the STA they do not have information about missing Dutch nationals after Dutch media reported that at least five Dutch tourists were missing in Slovenia amidst massive flooding.

The statement comes in response to statement by a Dutch foreign ministry official, who told the national broadcaster NOS that five nationals were missing. He could not say whether they were simply unavailable or whether something happened to them.

Two Dutch nationals are among the four victims of storms. They were found dead in Bohinj area by mountain rescuers yesterday. It is believed they were struck by lightning.

NOS reported that about 400 Dutch nationals had been evacuated from a campsite close to the border with Croatia yesterday and had been taken to Brežice.

One such camp was evacuated yesterday as a precaution due to the risk of the Sava spilling over, the campsite at the Čatež ob Savi spa and water park. The campsite has since reopened and many guests have returned.

Sixty Dutch nationals had also been evacuated from Menina Camp near Kamnik in central Slovenia. That campsite remains closed.

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