Death toll rises to 160 in floods in Germany and Belgium and search for more than 1,000 missing

The floods and floods that have affected Germany and Belgium have already claimed the lives of 157 people. Now, the rain has stopped and more than 1,500 people, 900 of whom are military personnel, are still looking for new victims. The death toll does not stop growing and communications do not work That is why it is difficult to know how many of the more than 1,300 people who have not yet been located may be considered missing.

Rescue teams fear finding more victims in the basements of houses that have collapsed and washed away. For its part, the Government promises quick aid for those affected without specifying dates.

Controversy over the level of alert that was sent before the floods in Germany and Belgium

Now, everyone is wondering if it could have been prevented or if there were forecasts of such extraordinarily heavy rains. Some meteorologists believe that it is very difficult to know how intense such localized rains are, but there is controversy because, apparently, the European Warning Service He did send his colleagues an extreme flood alert earlier in the week.

24 people die in Belgium due to severe floods

The great floods have not only been in Germany. In Belgium, with towering floods in rivers like the Meuse, the death toll has now risen to 24. There, the evacuation of some areas has been requested due to the fear of a new flood due to the breaking of containment dikes. Now it’s about identifying the victims.


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