Floods in western Europe.

Floods swept through the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate and parts of Belgium and the Netherlands.

Source: Hindustan Times.


Floods in Western Europe have been sweeping through Germany, Belgium, and a few other neighboring countries over the week.


The death toll in the incident has now risen to over 150, news agencies reported, adding that hundreds are still missing and homeless while communications remain cut off in major areas still.


Floods swept through the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate and parts of Belgium and the Netherlands. After days of heavy rain, 103 people have died in Germany alone, the largest number killed in a natural disaster in the country in almost 60 years. They included 12 residents of a home for disabled people surprised by the floods during the night.

Streets and houses were submerged by water in some areas, while cars were left overturned on soaked streets after flood waters passed. Some districts were completely cut off.

In Belgium, which has declared a day of mourning, there were at least 20 dead and another 20 missings, with over 21,000 people left without electricity in one region, reported officials.

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