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Deadly flood hits Western Germany; over 81 people dead

– – Western Germany has been hit by deadly flooding resulting in the death of over 80 people and reports of at least 1,300 others still missing. This year’s flooding is considered one of the deadliest in modern history in Germany with majority of those badly affected coming from Ahrweiler district, south of the city of Cologne. The disaster was caused by overnight rain on Wednesday leading to rivers bursting their banks and sweeping away homes. Absolute devastation in Ahrweiler. 42 people have been killed across the region, and dozens…

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Africa East Africa World 

UN says 6 million people affected by flooding in East Africa

– – Nearly six million people have been affected by flooding this year in East Africa. Data from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said 1.5 million people have been displaced by the floods. The number of people affected has increased more than five-fold in four years. The number has gone up from 1.1 million in 2016 to nearly six million so far this year. There are fears that the situation will worsen when the short rains peak in November to hit most countries in the region. –…

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