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Germany's Merkel pledges fast help in 'terrifying' record floods

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Germany's Merkel pledges fast help in 'terrifying' record floods
Germany's Merkel pledges fast help in 'terrifying' record floods   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
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FRANKFURT – German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised fast financial aid on Sunday after visiting one of the areas worst affected by record floods that have killed at least 157 people in the country over past days.

“We are by your side,” Merkel told residents of the small town Adenau in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, calling the situation there “terrifying”.

She added that a short-term relief programme would be launched by the government on Wednesday.

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