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At least 81 dead and at least 1300 missing after heavy flooding caused by heavy rain in Germany

Belgium and the Netherlands have also been hit hard

16.07.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: de Translator: Isolde Moussot

Up to 200 litres per square metre of rain fell in Germany in a few hours. 31 districts of Germany are affected.

Houses are collapsing, dams are overflowing and threatening to burst, people are still being evacuated.

Roads have been destroyed, some villages are cut off from the outside world.

In many places there is no drinking water, no electricity, no mobile phone network, no internet.

Belgium and the Netherlands have also been hit by severe flooding.

In Belgium, the Wallonia region is particularly affected.

In Verviers, several bodies were found after heavy flooding. Ropes were strung along the houses to help evacuate the inhabitants.

The town Liège was also badly affected. At least 9 people were killed in Belgium. Residents report that they have never experienced floods like this before.

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In the Netherlands, the city of Mastricht and Valkenburg were particularly affected.

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Sources:

https://youtu.be/2tiT05hOB_g 

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/news/wetter-erreicht-tief-bernd-jetzt-

https://www.morgenpost.de/vermischtes/article232792277/wetter-hochwass

https://youtu.be/MQBo7nSsP6A 

https://youtu.be/5oATseW_hbs

https://youtu.be/9ubTX5666u0

https://youtu.be/RxZcm1ZT6u4

https://youtu.be/96IGKw2NKQY

https://youtu.be/OxZpuA2-pb0 

https://youtu.be/BuVOWJgoMog