Germany Floods: 80 Dead, Over 1,000 Missing After Torrential Rains Trigger Floods in Several German States

Germany Floods: 80 Dead, Over 1,000 Missing After Torrential Rains Trigger Floods in Several German States

Berlin, July 16: Flooding in the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia due to torrential rainfall has left at least 80 people dead and dozens missing, local media reported on Friday.

The death toll in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has increased to 50, and “the fear is that there will be more”, said a police spokesman in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.  More Than 1,000 People Were Missing in Floods in the Ahrweiler District South of Cologne

According to figures previously released by the Interior Department of North Rhine-Westphalia, at least 30 people died in the state as a result of the disastrous weather, Xinhua news agency.

The town of “Schuld an der Ahr” in the Rhineland-Palatinate state was the worst hit, with some houses destroyed by the floods, and several other counties have also been badly affected, according to the report.

The Rhineland-Palatinate state’s Interior Department previously told the media that “the fate of 40 to 60 people remains unclear”.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, 23 districts have been affected.

Clean-up and recovery work is still underway and soldiers have arrived in the affected areas to support rescue efforts.

(The above story first appeared on Fresh Headline on Jul 16, 2021 03:59 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website freshheadline.com).

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