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Floods in Belgium: city of Verviers, engulfed by a muddy torrent

BELGIUM: The town of Verviers, in eastern Belgium, is drowning. Torrential rains caused the Vesdre river, a sub-tributary of the Meuse, to emerge from its bed, causing floods which reached record levels in places. In some streets, the water rises up to two meters, swallowing everything in its path. The city prosecutor announced that four bodies had been found by the emergency services in the vicinity of Verviers. Neither the place nor the circumstances of the deaths were specified.

On social networks, many amateur videos show the extent of the damage.

On these images posted by an Internet user and filmed, he indicates, at 5 am, we see a street entirely under water, where only the noise of the current and the alarms of drowned cars resonate.

A few hours later, once the sun has risen, the water seems to have risen again. On this video posted by another Internet user, we see a small street in the city crossed by a powerful muddy torrent. The car dealerships there are plunged three quarters under water, while the windows of homes are barely visible, giving rise to fear of significant damage.

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