On June 19, 2014, torrential rains caused severe flash flooding across northeastern Bulgaria, submerging large parts of several cities in the region  . One of them is Asparuhovo. A city that is is home to a variety of minority groups, including nearly 1000 Roma  . And a city that was the hardest hit area during the floods. Entire streets and houses vanished. A total of 14 people were killed, including 4 children .