Tuesday, October 19

Floods in Europe: search continues for survivors after deadly floods with hundreds missing

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Resident of the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate

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Rescue teams in Western Europe are working around the clock to find survivors of the floods that have wreaked havoc in Western Europe.

More than 150 people have died and hundreds are still missing after record rains caused severe flooding in Germany and Belgium.

Heavy rainfall also affected Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, where Prime Minister Mark Rutte declared a national disaster in a southern province.

European leaders blame extreme weather on climate change.


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