Floods in Germany have claimed the lives of eleven people and left 60 others missing, with homes being carried away by torrential rains.
Following devastating floods in Germany that swept away homes, eleven people have died and up to 60 have gone missing.
Six homes in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate have collapsed due to heavy rain. According to SWR, over 25 buildings in the hilly Eiffel region’s Schuld bei Adenau area are at risk of collapsing. Four individuals have died as a result of the flooding in the Ahrweiler neighborhood of Koblenz, police said this morning. The victims were discovered in several locations, according to a police spokesman.
Officers estimated that 50 to 60 persons were still missing.
According to a police official, “a large number” of inhabitants in the town of Schuld have taken to the roofs of their homes to escape the rapidly rising water. The rescue operation, he said, was in full swing.
According to authorities, two men, aged 77 and 82, died after their basements in the western cities of Kamen and Wuppertal were inundated.
Yesterday, floods in western Germany claimed the lives of two firefighters, one of them perished while performing rescue work in the western German town of Altena.
According to sources, two persons died in Belgium as a result of flood-related accidents.
The latest death toll is 11 people.
The floods stranded two aid workers from a local civil protection agency.
The couple was believed to be caught on the roof of their automobile in Messerich, Bitburg-Prüm, this morning. Their lives were in risk, according to a representative for the district.
Two individuals died in the province of Liège, according to Belgian media, as a result of severe rainfall. The circumstances of their deaths are yet unknown.
One of the victims was killed in the town of Aywaille, around 40 kilometers from the German border.
In the Belgian city of Eupen, a 22-year-old guy is reported missing after leaping into a rushing stream with a swimming tyre.
“The storm impacted our country hard,” Rhineland-Palatinate Premier Malu Dreyer tweeted. I am concerned about everyone who is in risk.
“I would want to express my gratitude to all volunteers, fire departments, and emergency services who have worked diligently to combat the floods.”
The situation in the Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prum rural district has been described as “very perilous.”
Many individuals have been stuck as a result of the once-in-a-generation floods. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”