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Europe counts the cost of massive floods as the death toll passes 100

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At least 100 people have died in the devastating floods that engulfed parts of Europe as the search continues for the missing after raging waters turned once picture postcard landscapes and historic towns into disaster areas. Heavy rainfall and torrents of muddy water wreaked havoc this week across towns and villages in Western Europe, including portions of France, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, but the worst hit areas were western Germany and eastern Belgium. More than 50 victims have been reported in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate and 43 in the state of North Rhine We…

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