LIVE – Floods: the death toll climbs to 169 dead in Germany, 200 in Europe


Western Germany was the most affected by the flash floods, with at least 108 dead alone, according to the latest report on Friday evening.

“The number of deaths, which we are discovering, has increased,” Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Minister Roger Lewentz said in the evening, confirming five new deaths. This region is one of the two most affected with neighboring North Rhine-Westphalia.

Neighboring Belgium is also paying a heavy price with at least 20 deaths, according to the government’s latest report. The torrential rains also caused extensive damage in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland.


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