German floods death toll rises to 133, 153 in Europe

AFP

17th July, 2021 10:01:27 AM printer

German floods death toll rises to 133, 153 in Europe

The death toll from devastating floods in Germany reached 133 on Saturday, police said, bringing the total number of those killed in Europe to 153.

"According to current information, 90 people lost their lives during the disaster" in the Rhineland-Palatinate region, one of the worst hit, police in the city of Koblenz said in a statement. A further 43 people have died in the neighbouring North Rhine-Westphalia, and 20 in Belgium.


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