The death toll in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North-Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany rose to 95.
16.07.2021 – 12:38
In the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North-Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany, the death toll in floods and floods caused by heavy rains rose to 95.
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the number of people who lost their lives due to the flood in the state increased to 43.
Malu Dreyer, Prime Minister of the Rhineland-Palatinate State, said the official death toll in floods in the state was 52 an hour ago.
Noting that the situation still remains serious, Dreyer said, “The pain does not end either.” used the phrase.
Explaining that there were people drowning in the disaster as the waters receded, Dreyer said the situation was terrible.
Emphasizing that there are very different numbers on how many people are missing, Dreyer noted that they could not confirm the numbers because many people could not be reached by phone.
“URGENT” CALLS COME FROM HOMES
In the statement made by the Cologne regional administration, it was stated that some houses collapsed in the Blessem district of the city of Erfstadt and many people were searched.
It was noted that emergency calls came from houses, but most of the time it was not possible to save.
It was shared that the A1 highway in Leverkusen was also closed due to flooding.
It was stated that in many parts of the two states, houses collapsed due to floods and floods, streets and streets were flooded, and many houses were at risk.
On the other hand, the Ahrweiler regional administration of the Rhineland-Palatinate state reported that 1300 people were missing. It was reported that the phones did not work in the region and many people could not be reached.
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