Five dead and 50 persons lacking as floods destroy structures and go away households trapped on rooftops subsequent times of major rain in Germany

At the very least 5 persons have died and 50 additional are lacking following many homes were washed absent throughout torrential downpours in western Germany.

One of the useless was a firefighter who drowned hoping to rescue people today in the town of Altena, 15 miles south of Dortmund, although 4 far more individuals died in Ahrweiler county, 30 miles south of Cologne.

Most of the lacking were being persons in Ahrweiler county who experienced been stranded on the roofs of their residences just before they have been swept away by floodwaters.    

Sustained rain also brought on the collapse of 6 residences in the town of Adenau. 

An additional male was lacking in the japanese town of Joehstadt immediately after attempting to secure his residence from rising waters, authorities mentioned. 

Germany and neighbouring international locations have observed heavy rain in the latest days, triggering prevalent damage. 

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