Nightly News   |  August 09, 2010

Fires take toll in Moscow; floods hit Central Europe

The death toll from wildfires near Moscow continues to rise, while in Central Europe at least 11 people have been killed in floods. NBC's Ann Curry reports.

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>>> a deadly combination of fire and water is still taking its toll today in parts of europe. moscow's top health official said the number of deaths each day has gone up substantially because of acrid smog because of firefighters around the city. there is no break from the intense heat wave there in more than 130 years.

>>> at the same time flooding is a problem in europe. one of the hardest hit areas was in poland. germany and the czech republic are also suffering. hundreds of homes and businesses have been damaged.