Flood in Germany and Belgium: So far 19 people have died due to floods in Germany. The neighboring country of Belgium has also been flooded by heavy rains.
Houses submerged in floods in Germany (AFP)
At least 19 people have died in the floods after heavy rains in Germany, while dozens have gone missing. The water in the canals has been filled beyond its capacity due to the flood, while the roads have also been flooded. Many cars have been washed away due to the flood. Apart from this, a case of collapse of some buildings has also come to the fore. At the same time, two people have died due to floods in Belgium. Police in the city of Koblenz tweeted on Thursday that four people were killed in Ahrwiller County and about 50 people were trapped on the roofs of their homes.
Police said that people trapped on the roofs are waiting to be rescued. He told that many people are said to be missing. Six houses collapsed overnight in the village of Schuld. He said, many people are said to be missing. It is not yet known how much damage has been caused to the region after several villages were cut off due to floods and landslides. Videos posted on social media showed cars swaying on the roads and partially collapsing houses at some places. Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the area after several days of heavy rains. Widespread damage has been caused to West and Central Germany as well as large parts of neighboring countries.
The order given to evacuate the villages under the reservoirs
A firefighter drowned on Wednesday during a rescue operation in the German city of Altena and another person went missing while trying to save his property from flooding in the eastern city of Johstadto, authorities said. Police said four people died in separate incidents in Cologne, Kamen and Wuppertal when basements were flooded. Officials have warned that there is a danger of a dam bursting here. Authorities in the Rhine-Sieg county, south of Cologne, ordered the evacuation of several remaining villages below the Steinbachtal reservoir, fearing a dam would collapse.
Highways in southern and eastern parts of Belgium submerged
Overnight rain has worsened the flood situation in East Belgium. There one person has drowned and another is missing. The water level has risen to unprecedented levels in many cities. Major highways have been submerged in the southern and eastern parts of the country. Railway service said that all trains have been stopped. In the main city of Ligue in eastern Belgium, the river Mios broke through the banks and started flowing towards the city. The water of the river reached the center of the city. Police has asked people to be careful. At the same time, there is no news of any casualty due to floods in the Netherlands.
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