The death toll in floods in Belgium rises to 6

The death toll in floods in Belgium rises to 6


Due to the heavy rains that increased last night and continued this morning, especially in the east of the country, a state of emergency was declared in cities such as Liege, Verviers and Spa.

With the dead bodies of 4 people reached in Verviers, the number of people who died in the flood increased to 6. In Liege, it was reported that 2 people died.

In the city of Liege, the authorities asked those who do not live in the city to leave the area. Christine Defraigne wanted residents near the Meuse River, which runs through the city, to ascend to higher floors.

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Authorities expressed concern that the river water is expected to rise by 1.5 meters and that some bridges over the Meuse may be submerged and collapsed.

At least 10 houses collapsed due to flooding in the town of Pepinster, near Liege. Rescue efforts continue in Belgium, such as Liege, Namur and Limburg, as well as in Luxembourg, where a state of emergency has been declared. Some villages in the region were also evacuated.

Meteorology officials reported that heavy rains in Belgium will continue throughout the day.

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