FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “At least 44 dead in floods in western Europe, dozens missing • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
At least 42 people have died in #Germany and dozens were missing on Thursday as swollen rivers caused by record #rainfall across western Europe swept through towns and villages, leaving cars upended, houses destroyed and people stranded on rooftops. In #Belgium, two men died due to the torrential rain and a 15-year-old girl was missing after being swept away by an overflowing river.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Belgium
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest.
It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376 per square kilometre (970/sq mi). The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven.
Legally, Belgium is a sovereign state and a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. Its institutional organization is complex and is structured on both regional and linguistic grounds. It is divided into three highly autonomous regions: the Flemish Region in the north, Wallonia in the south, and the Brussels-Capital Region.
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