Flooding Cause Over 120 Deaths In Western Europe

Authorities in Western Europe reported Friday that catastrophic flooding has killed more than 120 people and left hundreds more missing, as large-scale rescue attempts continue amid increasing water, landslides, and power outages.

Images from Germany and Belgium showed entire communities submerged, with automobiles trapped between fallen houses and debris. The severe rainfall has also impacted the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

At least 105 people have been killed in two western German states. Authorities in the hard-hit area of Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, informed CNN that 1,300 people were still missing.

Germany has sent 850 troops to help with disaster assistance, according to a tweet from the Bundeswehr (Germany’s armed forces).

This story is still developing. Come back for updates.

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