Tuesday, 31 May 2016

4 dead and many injured after deadly rainfall

The body of a third victim was found in a flooded garage in Weissbach near the city of Heilbronn. And in Schorndorf, near Stuttgart, a train fatally struck a 13-year-old girl as she sheltered from the rain under a railway bridge Sunday evening.
A 12-year-old boy who was with her was unharmed, but is receiving psychiatric support after the incident, the Morning Herald reported. 
In the small town of Braunsbach, two streams burst their banks, unleashing floodwaters that destroyed one house, damaged several others and left streets strewn with debris.
Much of Germany experienced heavy rainstorms over the weekend. The heavy downpours also affected the state of Bavaria in the southeast, causing severe damage to properties in the area of Mittelfranken, where Nuremberg is situated.
Several residents in the Bavarian town of Frankenhoehe described the scenes to the Morning Herald as "like after the war".
Martin Jonas, a meteorologist at the German Weather Service, told the paper the unusually slow movement of the rainstorms had led to the severe flooding.


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