Berlin – The flood of death shook all of Germany.
Four days after the devastating storms in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, the death toll has risen to more than 150.
According to the police, at least 110 people were killed and 670 injured in the Ahrweiler district alone. In North Rhine-Westphalia, the number of confirmed fatalities by Sunday was 45, including four firefighters.
Many people died because they were surprised by the flood, often in basements or underground garages.
Weather expert Karsten Brandt explains at BILD LIVE why the danger from the masses of water is so high there. You can see the video above in the article.