About 1.3 thousand people are missing due to flooding in Germany

About 1.3 thousand people are missing due to severe flooding in Germany in the Arweiler region in the west of the country. This was reported by local authorities on Thursday, July 15.

It is noted that in the district town of Bad Neuenahr-Arweiler alone, there were about a thousand calls in the morning. At the moment, rescue operations are continuing. Due to the difficult situation, definitive conclusions about the situation cannot be made at the moment.

Heavy rains have continued in Germany since Monday, July 11, due to the action of cyclone Bernd. Downpours have led to flooding. The main impact of the elements has struck in the western and southwestern regions of Germany where the rivers, including the Rhine, came out of the banks and flooded the streets.

As a result of flooding 58 people died. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed his condolences to the victims’ families. He noted that he is mentally with the victims and those who lost their loved ones. The president also expressed his gratitude to the emergency services for their efforts to find and save people.

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