The authorities of the Arweiler district in western Germany said that more than a thousand people were missing after severe flooding. This was reported by the press service of the district.
вЂњAt present, we proceed from the fact that there are about 1.3 thousand missing people. In the district of the district city of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler alone, there were about a thousand calls in the morning, rescue operations are currently continuing, вЂњ the statement says.
The death toll reached 58 people. The difficult situation in the region remains, so it is premature to draw conclusions about the situation.
Earlier, Bild reported about 42 flood victims. It has become the deadliest in the country for several decades. The water rose above the normal level by 5.75 meters вЂ” this is 2 meters higher than the previous record flood-and will rise again. It is known about the destruction of dozens of houses. The army has been involved in rescue operations вЂ” about 400 servicemen are taking part in the work.