Floods in Southern Germany Claim Second Life, Disrupt Transport

Southern Germany faces severe flooding, leading to two deaths and significant transport disruptions. Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited the affected areas, warning of potential further water level rises. Persistent heavy rain caused extensive damage, with officials noting the need to address climate change.

PTI | Berlin | Updated: 03-06-2024 16:23 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 16:23 IST
Floods in Southern Germany Claim Second Life, Disrupt Transport
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Southern Germany is grappling with severe flooding that has claimed a second life and caused widespread disruption to transport services. Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited the affected region on Monday, emphasizing the urgency of addressing climate change to prevent such disasters.

The body of a 43-year-old woman, missing since Sunday, was recovered from a basement in Schrobenhausen, while a firefighter died in Pfaffenhofen after their inflatable boat capsized. The persistent heavy rainfall over the weekend led to extensive flooding in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg, affecting long-distance rail routes to Munich.

Scholz, after inspecting a sandbagged river bank in Reichertshofen, underscored the critical situation, noting that water levels might rise further in Regensburg and along the Danube. Bavarian Governor Markus Söder echoed these concerns, highlighting the need for urgent evacuation in some areas.

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