Biblical Torrent Floods German Town
At least four people, including a volunteer firefighter and a teenage girl, have died after floods in southwestern Germany.
Storms and torrential rain have caused chaos in parts of Baden-Wuerttemberg state, with pictures showing cars being washed away by swirling floodwater.
Officials in Schwaebisch Gmuend, near Stuttgart, said the firefighter who was killed had died trying to save someone near the town’s train station.
The person he was attempting to rescue also died, said state interior ministry spokesman Carsten Dehner.
Vehicles were swept away in the floodwater
Elsewhere in the state, a 13-year-old girl, who police say was probably sheltering from the rain under a railway bridge, was struck by an intercity train.
Another victim, aged around 60, was found in a flooded underground car park in Weissbach, near Heilbronn.
Mr Dehner said the man was unable to escape when…
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