17 Jul 2021

Desperate search for survivors of Europe floods continue with over 160 dead


The true scale of the devastation caused by floods in parts of Western Europe has been laid bare as water levels drop.

Rescue workers in Germany – by far the hardest-hit nation – are continuing the desperate search for survivors, with many people still unaccounted for.

Total deaths have now risen to at least 27 in Belgium and 141 in Germany.

The western German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate have seen the highest casualties.

98 of them in the Ahrweiler District south of Cologne, where hundreds are still missing.

It’s from the district capital Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler that Anja Popp joins us.