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One firefighter dead, one missing in Bavaria floods

A firefighter died earlier today in the Pfaffenhofen region of Bavaria during an operation to free a family from a flooded home after two dams gave way. The torrential downpour in southern Germany continues, with authorities calling it the “rain of the century”. Thousands of people have left their homes, while serious problems are found in transportation. In the early hours of the morning, landslides caused the derailment of an ICE high-speed train near Stuttgart. Chancellor Olaf Solz will be in the affected areas tomorrow. In the Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm region of Upper Bavaria, which has already been affected by heavy rain since yesterday, a 42-year-old volunteer firefighter died when the boat he was riding with three colleagues capsized while trying to rescue a family. The man was initially considered missing, but his body was found at dawn. A 22-year-old volunteer firefighter has been missing in the last few hours in a similar incident of a firefighter's boat overturning, while a man who was missing in Schrobbenhausen […]
Source: News Beast

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