German Chancellor To Visit Flood-Affected Areas As Death Count Tops 180
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German Chancellor To Visit Flood-Affected Areas As Death Count Tops 180

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July 18, 2021

Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit flood-ravaged areas in Germany on Sunday to survey the damage and meet survivors, after days of extreme downpours in western Europe left at least 183 people dead and dozens missing.


New Delhi, 18 July 2021

As per news report of NDTV, Merkel is scheduled to travel to the village of Schuld in Rhineland-Palatinate state, one of the two hardest-hit regions in western Germany, where the swollen Ahr river swept away houses and left debris piled high in the streets. At least 156 people have died since Wednesday in Germany's worst flooding in living memory, police said. In Rhineland-Palatinate state alone, police reported 110 dead and 670 injured. At least 27 people have also lost their lives in neighbouring Belgium. Rescue crews in both countries were sifting through rubble to find victims and survivors, often in dangerous conditions.

Source -NDTV

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