Local Bosnians continue effort to help flood victims

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers are trying to help their families 5,000 miles away as they cope with the devastation left in the wake of record floods in Bosnia.

Those floods have uncovered landmines buried during the Bosnian War 20 years ago. There are 9,000 minefields in Bosnia, and some of those mines are floating in people's backyards.

Bosnians here in St. Louis are thinking of people back home as they drop off donations to send to victims.

Saturday was the last day of the massive humanitarian effort at the Bosnian Chamber of Commerce in South City.

People worked through the week, ultimately gathering three truckloads full of supplies. They'll drive the truck to Chicago, where it will be put on a plane and transported to Bosnia.

Farrah Fazal talked to local Bosnians about the relief efforts. Watch the video above for more.


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