The gruesome list of dead from the catastrophic floods in western Germany is getting longer. The death toll has risen to 165, according to current figures, while many people are still missing.
In the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, which was hit hardest by the deadly storms, “the death toll now stands at 117”, up from 112 previously, “while there are 749 injured,” said Verena Sawyer, a Koblenz police spokeswoman.
THE German Home Secretary Horst Seehofer is expected to visit the affected areas today, mainly Bad Neunar-Arweiler, one of the flooded valleys.
Also yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Suld in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and assured those affected by the deadly floods that the federal government will offer them help, as broadcast by the French Agency and relayed by Athena.
Germany remains in a state of shock after the worst natural disaster in its modern history.