'Catastrophe' in refugee town

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SERBIAN forces have pinned down 32,000 Muslims in Maglaj in northern Bosnia. One UN official said the situation was 'a refugee catastrophe in the making'. Food supplies are extremely low, and the town's electricity and water systems are running for about 90 minutes a day.

A British army spokesman said that between 50 and 100 shells a day were falling on Maglaj. Shelling diminished when UN personnel made their daily visits but increased after they left. About five people are being killed and 35 wounded every day.

The Bosnian Serb army began an offensive against the town on 20 May.

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