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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