At least 120 people dead as Floods sweep Western Europe.

Written by on July 17, 2021

At least 120 people have died and hundreds more in western Europe are unaccounted for after some of the worst flooding in decades.


In Germany, where the death toll now stands at over 100, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a determined battle against climate change.


At least 20 people have died in Belgium. The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland are also affected.


Many factors contribute to flooding, but a warming atmosphere caused by climate change makes extreme rainfall more likely.

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo declared July 20 a national day of mourning.


Credit: BBC


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