On Thursday, devastating floods swept through Germany and Belgium, killing at least 46 people and leaving dozens more missing after buildings collapsed and cars were swept away amid unusually heavy rainfall.

Iran PressEurope: This is while heavy rains sweep Germany, Brussels, and Netherlands, with Angela Merkel expressing shock at the damage.

Late on Wednesday night, six houses collapsed in the town of Schuld bei Adenau in the Eifel district close to Germany’s western borders, where four people have been reported dead, according to The Daily Telegraph. 

They were unsure how many are missing in the Eifel region on Thursday morning, but estimates are that at least 50 people are unaccounted for.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said she was "shocked" by the flooding. 

Merkel, who is currently in Washington visiting Joe Biden, the US president, called the events a "catastrophe" through her spokesman Steffen Seibert on Twitter. 


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6 dead, 50 missing in Germany as houses collapse in floods