In pictures: Floods kill dozens in Germany and Belgium

A general view of flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld
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Flood damage in Schuld, Germany

Devastating floods have hit parts of western Europe after record rainfall caused swollen rivers to burst their banks.

At least 100 people have died in Germany and 22 deaths have been reported in Belgium.

Forecasts suggest more heavy rain is due in much of the region on Friday.

Flooding in Cologne, Germany in July 2021
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The Rhine river flooded the German city of Cologne on Thursday
Flooding in the Belgian city of Verviers, July 2021
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Cars were overturned in the streets of the Belgian city of Verviers

Some 200,000 homes were also left without power.

Thousands of relief workers and soldiers are helping police with search and rescue efforts.

A destroyed road next to the Ahr river is seen on a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld
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Roads have been destroyed by the floods in Schuld
A van crushed by the torrents is pressed against a tree in Germany
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Vehicles have been crushed and swept away by the flood water in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Heavy rains were also seen in Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, where dozens of people were evacuated from their homes.

A woman tries to move in a flooded street in Liège, Belgium
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The Belgian city of Liège has also been hit by heavy flooding with the mayor telling people to leave if they can
The fire brigade evacuate people from their homes in South Limburg, the Netherlands, 15 July
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The fire brigade helped to evacuate people in South Limburg, the Netherlands
A mobile flood barrier is seen along the Reuss River in front of the Kapellbruecke bridge in Lucern
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A mobile flood barrier has been installed in Lucern, Switzerland


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