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Floods in parts of northern Europe after heavy rains

Published : Sunday, 19 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 84

FRANKFURT, May 18: Heavy rains caused flooding in parts of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands overnight into Saturday, swamping streets and buildings and sparking evacuations.

In the southwestern German state of Saarland, streets were deep underwater and images on social media showed emergency workers carrying local residents to safety in boats.
State capital Saarbruecken was hard hit while German daily Bild reported that a breach in a dyke in the town of Quierschied led to a power station in the area being shut down.

No deaths were reported but at least one person was injured. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is due to visit the area later Saturday.

Saarland state premier Anke Rehlinger described the situation as "very tense" and warned there could be widespread damage.     —AFP

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