Flood death toll rises to 156 in Germany, 183 for Europe: Police

The death toll from the terrible floods has risen to 156 in Germany, police said Sunday morning, bringing the total to at least 183 people killed by the disaster in the west Europe.

In Rhineland-Palatinate In the state alone, one of the worst-affected areas in western Germany, police reported 110 deaths, up from 98 previously.

“There is concern that other victims will be added,” police said in their statement, also giving the number of 670 injured in the area alone.

One person also died in flooding in southern Germany, in Bavaria, the border with Austria, which suffered torrential rains on Saturday.

In Austria, firefighters were on high alert in the Salzburg and Tyrol regions while the historic town of Hallein was underwater.

“Heavy rains and storms unfortunately cause severe damage in some parts of Austria”, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Twitter.

Further east, in the region of Saxony on the border between Germany and Czech Republic, rivers also rose on Saturday night, causing damage.


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