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Flooding death toll rises above 130 as president prepares to visit

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The number of people who have died in the devastating flooding in western Germany continues to rise, with the death toll reaching more than 130 after police announced 90 fatalities in the Ahrweiler district on Saturday. Saturday’s figure brings the total number of deaths in Germany’s western regions to 133, with 43 confirmed in North Rhine Westphalia late on Friday. Rescue work continued across Europe where more than 150 people have died in the flooding after heavy rainfall hit parts of Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In Germany, police said on Saturday m…

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