25 July 2021
Authorities in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate say that 50 people have died in devastating floods in the western state, bringing the national death toll to at least 81, with dozens more missing
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Another disaster zone was the area of Erftstadt-Blessem, near Cologne, where large landslides swept away houses and cars. In Belgium, the death toll rose to 15 at the latest count, @BelgaNewsAgency reported, after more bodies were found overnight in the southern Wallonia region
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he was "stunned" by the devastation caused by the flooding and pledged support to the families of those killed and to cities and towns facing significant damage
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German Ministry of Defense has triggered a military disaster alert. Around 850 soldiers of the Bundeswehr are already deployed. Death toll now at least 103
Flood operation in Rhineland-Palatinate - reinforcement is coming. The Bundeswehr sends more soldiers to support. Panzergrenadierbataillon371 Heer from Marienberg is now on the way towards Ahrweiler to relieve the rescue forces there1 week ago
Flood operation in Rhineland-Palatinate - reinforcement is coming. The Bundeswehr sends more soldiers to support. Panzergrenadierbataillon371 Heer from Marienberg is now on the way towards Ahrweiler to relieve the rescue forces there
Pictures of a catastrophe - impressions from Erftstadt1 week ago
Pictures of a catastrophe - impressions from Erftstadt
In Erftstadt-Blessem, houses have been massively submerged and some have collapsed. Several people are missing. Emergency calls come from the houses, but rescue is often not possible. Disaster control is on site. Photos: Rhein-Erft-Kreis1 week ago
In Erftstadt-Blessem, houses have been massively submerged and some have collapsed. Several people are missing. Emergency calls come from the houses, but rescue is often not possible. Disaster control is on site. Photos: Rhein-Erft-Kreis
Flooding in Maastricht
Images of the flooding in parts of Germany This is Ahrweiler in Rhineland Palatinate (video via @NicosPanoptikum)
Chancellor Merkel to the people in the disaster areas: "My thoughts are with you. You can trust that all the forces in our state will do everything in their power to save lives, ward off dangers and alleviate hardship, even under the most difficult of conditions
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Merkel 'shocked' by deadly German flooding: spokesman
Six houses collapsed in the Eifel after severe storms. The town of Schuld in the Ahrweiler district is particularly affected: Up to 70 people are still missing there. At least nine people died in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, including two firefighters.1 week ago
Six houses collapsed in the Eifel after severe storms. The town of Schuld in the Ahrweiler district is particularly affected: Up to 70 people are still missing there. At least nine people died in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, including two firefighters.
Big victory for Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia against Germany & the European Commission today with the European Court of Justice ruling that the Opal pipeline must comply with the EU's energy rules & that no exemption can be granted Nordstream1
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In the German Eifel town of Schuld bei Adenau, six houses collapsed on Thursday night after continuous rain and flooding
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SkyNews: 30 people are missing after heavy rains that caused the collapse of 6 houses in western Germany. Another 25 houses may collapse
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The district of Ahrweiler in Rhineland-Palatinate is particularly affected by the severe storms. Four people were killed there. Six houses collapsed in the village of Schuld and several people are missing.
The White House says Biden and Merkel "will participate in a bilateral meeting, an expanded bilateral meeting, and a joint press conference" tomorrow at the White House
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Zelensky: At a meeting with @ArminLaschet in Berlin, I stressed the importance of continuing German policy of support for the restoration of Ukrainian territorial integrity & obtaining of membership in European Union & @NATO. It's important to intensify negotiations to achieve peace in Donbas1 week ago
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