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'Catastrophe': Video shows devastating flooding that has killed at least 120 in Europe

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The German village of Insol in Rhineland-Palatinate is largely flooded after massive rainfall on July 15.


At least 110 people have died in devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium, officials said Friday, as search and rescue operations continued for hundreds more still unaccounted for or in danger.

Authorities in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said 60 people had died there, including 12 residents of an assisted living facility for people with disabilities in the town of Sinzig who were surprised by a sudden rush of water from the nearby river Ahr. In neighboring North Rhine-Westphalia state officials put the death toll at 43 but warned that the figure could increase.


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