The death toll from floods rose to at least 106 on Friday in two federal states in western Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, according to police and local officials. This is one of the biggest natural disasters in Germany. After heavy rain, the streams turned into gushing rivers and caused damage to many German cities. The damage is enormous.
In the Rhineland-Palatinate The death toll has risen to 63. We fear there will be more of them – A spokesperson for the Koblenz Police Station said Friday morning. According to the data of the Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia, At least 43 people died.
At least 362 people were injured in the Ahrweiler district, About 15 km south of Bonn.
He was among the victims of the flood 12 residents of the center for people with intellectual disabilities In Sinzig in the Rhineland-Palatinate. After the storm that passed this road on Thursday night, 13 people are missing. One of them was rescued and taken to the hospital – A spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Interior of the state informed.
Within a minute the water reached the ceiling of the ground floor – said the managing director of the Lebenshilfe Association in the region, Matthias Mandus, quoted by the daily “Die Welt”.
On Thursday evening, the district administration put the number of missing people in the city of Bad Neuenahr-Arueller at about 1,300 people. – Budag “The World”. Hope this clears up – said a spokeswoman for the local authorities. The cellular network was paralyzed, so there was no coverage.
According to the Prime Minister of the Rhineland-Palatinate, Malo Dreyer The exact extent of the disaster cannot yet be estimated. Nowadays the water recedes everywhere, so the drowned people are found. And then you can just cry. This is a horror movie Prime Minister said.
Due to the flood situation in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Cologne has launched a hotline to report missing persons. Information can be submitted to the phone number: +49221 93730237.
In addition, the Consulate informs that crisis centers have been opened in flood-affected areas, providing information on missing and wanted persons; They also provide information for people who need immediate help: Koblenz: 0800656 5651, Cologne: 0800221 0001.
Contacting crisis centers is only possible from Germany.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Morawiki expressed his solidarity with our German partners and offered help – said government press spokesman Peter Muller. announce it Poland is ready to help Germany in this difficult situation.
At the moment, our German partners have announced that They deal with their own resources and their own – The government spokesman confirmed. Of course, our announcement of help and support remains in effect at all times when needed – added.
Meanwhile, the press service of the Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman الخارجية Currently, there is no information that Polish citizens were among the victims of floods in western Germany.