Atleast 126 dead in Europe flooding

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The number of persons dead from floods in Europe has increased to at least 126 on Friday, with most cases recorded in western Germany.

Unsuspecting residents were caught completely off guard by the over pouring of rain that eventually flooded everywhere.

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 from the outside world.

“Everything was under water within 15 minutes,” Agron Berischa, a 21-year-old decorator from Bad Neuenahr in Rhineland-Palatinate state, told AFP.

“Our flat, our office, our neighbours’ houses, everywhere was under water.”

Residents were shocked by the damage as floodwaters continued to rise overnight.

“We rushed home and found ourselves waist-deep in water. And overnight another 50 centimetres were added,” said Christoph Buecken in Eschweiler in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Adding to the devastation, several more people were feared dead in a landslide in northern Germany on Friday triggered by floods.

Hundreds have also been unaccounted for in the country, while the death toll in Belgium



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