Devastating floods in Germany leave 30 people missing and 2 firefighters dead

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Devastating floods in Germany leave 30 people missing and 2 firefighters dead
Devastating floods in Germany leave 30 people missing and 2 firefighters dead Credit: Pixabay

Devastating floods in Germany leave 30 people missing and 2 firefighters dead after six homes collapse.

The devastating floods have occurred in the rural area of Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prum in Germany. Last night, Wednesday, July 14, homes collapsed in the Rhineland-Palatinate area.

Rescue attempts are ongoing and sadly two firefighters have lost their lives due to drowning during their attempts to rescue residents who had become stranded. Up to 25 homes in the Schuld bei Adenau district are said to be at risk of sudden collapse, and the army has been sent in to help with the rescue mission. So far six homes have already collapsed.

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The situation in Germany has been called extremely dangerous and anyone that lives within a 50 metre radius of the Ahr River were evacuated as quickly as possible. Sadly though some people have become stranded due to the flood water.

Helicopters have been sent in to help with the rescue attempts as residents have been forced to climb onto their roofs in the hope of hope being rescued.

According to the Sun, rescue attempts have not been successful so far for a family of five who have been trapped inside their house. The rising flood waters meant that they had not been able to escape.


The rescue mission continues.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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