Germany: several missing after heavy rain and once-in-a-generation floods

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    Heavy rain and floods have caused the collapse of six houses in Germany’s western state of Rhineland-Palatinate, leaving several people missing and many stranded on rooftops.

    Two firemen drowned and the army was deployed to help stranded residents on Wednesday, after a slow-moving, low-pressure weather system caused once-in-a-generation floods.

    Rail, road and river transport have been disrupted in the country’s most populous region.

    The German weather service issued an extreme weather warning on Wednesday for parts of three western states, while Hagen, a city of 180,000, declared a state of emergency after the Volme river burst its banks.

    Several missing and many stranded after houses collapse in German floods

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