Floods in Germany claim 81 victims, more than 1,000 missing

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Trash is pictured following heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
FILE PHOTO: Trash is pictured following heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

July 16, 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of people who lost their lives in the heavy floods in the western part of Germany increased to at least 81, according to German broadcaster ARD. More than 1,000 people were missing in the Neuenahr-Ahrweiler region, Koblenz police said.

(Reporting by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)