Storm in Germany: More than 100 fatalities – Panorama

Flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate

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Masses of water bring down houses in Erftstadt

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  • According to official information, at least 60 people died in the storm in Rhineland-Palatinate and at least 43 in North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • In Erftstadt, south of Cologne, numerous houses are threatened with collapse, but dozens of people have also been rescued.
  • The emergency services receive support from other federal states and from the German armed forces for the rescue and clean-up work.
  • The federal government is preparing emergency aid for the affected regions.
  • The police asked not to go to the flood area to look for relatives yourself.

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J. Auel, J. Bergmann, E. Britzelmeier, A. Ernst, J. Hippert, O. Klasen, S. Kobel and K. Stroh

In the areas affected by the flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, the clean-up and salvage work will continue. The focus is on the search for missing persons. Hours of heavy rain had led to a devastating flood. Several rivers and streams overflowed their banks, streets flooded and cellars filled with water. The disaster focuses on the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate and the Rhein-Erft district in North Rhine-Westphalia. The most important developments in news blog.

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