Death toll in Germany rises to 156 – ZAP


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Bad weather causes destruction in Germany

The death toll from the floods in Germany has risen to 156, police said today, bringing the death toll in European countries affected by torrential rains to at least 183.

In the German regional state of Rhineland-Palatinate alone, local police said in a statement that 110 people had died, compared with 98 in the previous balance sheet.

“It is feared that more victims will be added,” added the police, referring also to at least 670 injured only in that region.

Another person died from flooding in southern Germany, in Bavaria, on the Austrian border, where it also rained heavily on Saturday.

On Austria, firefighters are on alert in the Salzburg and Tyrol regions, while the ancient city of Hallein is underwater.

“The heavy rains and storms are unfortunately causing serious damage in several places in Austria”, he wrote on the social network Twitter the prime minister, Sebastian Kurz.

Finally, further east, on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, rivers also rose in the German region of Saxony on Saturday night, causing damage.