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Death toll in German floods climbs to 33

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The nationwide death toll from floods that struck parts of western German has risen to at least 33. The the count was raised after the town of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, reported that its tally of fatalities now stands at 18. “Unfortunately, we must confirm that the number of fatalities in connection with the flood disaster in the Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler area has increased to a total of 18 at present,” the police posted on Twitter. Deaths were also confirmed in the neighbouring state of North Rhine Westphalia.

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