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Several people missing in Germany as houses collapse in heavy rain

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BERLIN (Reuters) -Heavy rain and once-in-a-generation floods on Wednesday night caused the collapse of six houses in Germany’s western state of Rhineland-Palatinate, leaving several people missing and many stranded on rooftops, police said on Thursday. Some 30 people were missing and about 25 more homes were at risk of collapse in the district of Schuld bei Adenau, in the hilly Eiffel region, SWR broadcaster said earlier, citing police. “We currently have an unclear number of people on roofs who need to be rescued,” a spokesperson for the Koblenz police told Reuters. “There are many places whe…

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