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West Europe flood death toll rises to 183

The death toll from the floods that hit Western Europe over the past days, and caused by heavy rains, rose to at least 183, rescue efforts are continuing to search for missing people after the worst floods to hit the region in decades.

German police said in a statement reported by the Bild newspaper on Sunday that the death toll in the country reached 156, raising the total in Western Europe to at least 183.

45 people killed in North Rhine-Westphalia, at least 110 in Rhineland-Palatinate and one person died in the Berchtesgaden of Bavaria, added the same source.

Belgium announced that the death toll rose to 27 killed, while more than a hundred people are still missing.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo visited on Saturday the regions that suffered “unprecedented” losses in the Meuse River basin.

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