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Death toll in Germany flooding hits 169

This picture taken in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, western Germany, on July 16, 2021, shows piled up debris after heavy rain hit parts of the country, causing widespread flooding and major damage (CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP)
This picture taken in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, western Germany, on July 16, 2021, shows piled up debris after heavy rain hit parts of the country, causing widespread flooding and major damage (CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP)

The death toll from devastating floods in Germany reached 169 on Tuesday, local officials say, bringing the total number of deaths in Europe to at least 200.

A total of 121 people are now confirmed to have died in Rhineland-Palatinate, emergency services spokesman Aaron Klein told AFP, up from the previous total of 117 in the western German state.

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