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At least 42 dead in Germany as storms ravage Europe

Damaged houses are seen at the Ahr river in Insul, western Germany, Thursday, on July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Damaged houses are seen at the Ahr river in Insul, western Germany, Thursday, on July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Heavy rains and floods lashing western Europe have killed at least 42 people in Germany and left many more missing, as rising waters led several houses to collapse on Thursday.

Unusually heavy rains have also inundated neighboring Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium, where at least four people were reported dead.

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