Heavy rain and flooding in southern Germany. There are casualties

Several days of heavy rain caused flooding in the southern part of Germany. Several municipalities declared a state of natural disaster and hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes.

In Baden-W├╝rttemberg and Bavaria the situation is more difficult. Among those caught in the flood, a firefighter died during the rescue operation. The 22-year-old died when the pontoon carrying his group overturned in a river near Pfaffenbach an der Ilm, 50km from Munich.

A second victim was found dead by rescue workers in the basement of her home in Upper Bavaria.

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Water flows from rivers

Train services have been disrupted due to storms in southern Germany. Rivers are overflowing, reaching levels not recorded in the region for years.

On Monday, a dam on the Bar River, a right tributary of the Danube, broke in three places. According to the Guardian, this prompted authorities to send residents to the upper floors of their homes They await rescue by boat and helicopter.

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