At least 48 dead and dozens missing in “catastrophic” floods in Germany and Belgium

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Many homes in Schuld by Adenau are on the verge of collapse.

At least 48 people died in Germany and Belgium due to severe flooding.

Most deaths were recorded In western Germany 42There are also dozens of people who have disappeared, local police said Thursday.

The states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia bordering Belgium were the hardest hit, as torrential rains swept away buildings and cars.

On the Belgian side, at least six people were killed. The authorities of Liege, in the east of the country, called on all its residents to evacuate the city.

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