Europe counts cost after days of heavy rainfall and flooding

Europe counts cost after days of heavy rainfall and flooding
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In Germany, a massive clean-up operation is underway after days of heavy rainfall and flooding started to recede.

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In Germany, a massive clean-up operation is underway after days of heavy rainfall and flooding started to recede.

Officials say at least 10 people have now died over the past week, six in the Bavarian town of Simbach am Inn, the scene of some of the worst devastation.

In the town of Braunsbach, further west, residents returned to their homes, or what was left of them, to begin the clean-up. Several dozen refugees from a nearby camp also joined in.

Elsewhere in central Europe, two people were reported dead in Romania after flood waters swept the east of the country, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

Austria, Poland and the Netherlands have also been badly hit by the sustained heavy downpours, while another fatality was reported in Belgium.

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