Over 160 people dead in flash floods

Jul 21, 2021 World News

Over 160 people dead in flash floods

More than 160 people killed in floods in Germany, extensive damage reported – Pics. In

More than 160 people have died in floods in many parts of Germany. The floods engulfed large parts of the country and devastated villages, washed away homes, roads and bridges and highlighted how severe weather warnings are given to the public.

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Angela Merkel took stock of the flood affected areas

German chancellor in flood affected areas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the disaster area for the second time amid growing noise of flood preparedness failures.

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Germany in the grip of floods in many parts

Many parts submerged in Germany

With the country nearly 10 weeks away from national elections, the floods have put the crisis management skills of Germany’s leaders on the agenda as opposition politicians have suggested the death toll reveals serious failures in flood preparedness.

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Floods cause huge economic losses

Floods cause great damage to the economy

On top of unprecedented spending on coronavirus relief measures, the costs are sure to run into the billions. Bavarian Environment Minister Thorsten Glauber said his southern state would spend 40 billion euros on flood protection in the coming 20 years.

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Flood wreaks havoc in Germany

Flood wreaks havoc in Germany

This would come on top of the 200 million euros that would come from the 16 federal states. The government also expects financial support from the EU Solidarity Fund.

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Serious economic loss in Germany

Serious economic loss in Germany

The financial cost of Germany’s worst natural disaster in nearly 60 years will also weigh heavily on the next government.

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More than 160 killed in Germany

Germany killed in flood

Chancellor Angela Merkel and ministers are expected to approve a package of about 400 million euros (US$472 million), half financed by the federal government and half by Germany’s state governments, to help people deal with the immediate aftermath of the floods and repair some. Damage to help.

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Over 160 killed in floods

Floods in Germany 160.  more people died

Meanwhile, 31 people died in neighboring Belgium, taking the death toll in both countries to 201.

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