Flood in Europe: West Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have been affected by floods after heavy rains. So far more than 120 people have died due to this flood.
A cemetery and a car washed away in West Germany destroyed by floods (AFP)
More than 120 people are reported to have died in the devastating floods in many areas of West Germany and Belgium. Officials gave this information on Friday. He said hundreds of people have gone missing and are facing danger. Relief operations are on to find and help these people. In Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate state, officials said 60 people had died there, 12 of them living in a disability shelter in Sinzig. Officials in the neighboring North Rhine-Westphalia state put the death toll at 43 and issued a warning that the death toll could rise.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he was shocked by the devastation caused by the floods and urged people to help the families of those killed and the cities and towns that suffered extensive damage from the disaster. . Steinmeier said in a statement released Friday afternoon, “In this difficult time, our country stands together.” It is important that we show solidarity with the people from whom the floods have taken away their all.
Most of the people died due to the collapse of houses
On Friday, rescuers were trying to rescue people trapped inside their homes in the town of Eftsdeut, southwest of Cologne. Regional officials said that many people were killed as the house collapsed due to the sliding of the ground when the ground beneath them suddenly collapsed. County Administration Chief Frank Rock said, “We were able to get 50 people out of their homes last night. We know of 15 people who still need to be saved. Speaking to German broadcaster N-TV, Rock said authorities do not yet have an exact figure on how many people have died. He said, it has to be recognized that in these circumstances some people were not able to escape.
Hundreds of people missing due to floods
Officials said late Thursday that some 1,300 people were still missing in Germany, although they warned that the higher number could be due to duplication of figures and difficulties in contacting people due to broken roads and phone connections. can. Officials say that efforts are being made to contact these people.
After 100 people lost their lives in Germany, Belgium has the highest number of deaths. Belgium’s Interior Minister Annelies Virlinden told the VRT network on Friday that the official death toll in the country had risen to 18, while 19 people were reported missing.
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