As the death toll from flooding in Germany passed 100, and more than a thousand people remained missing, striking aerial photos from the town of Erftstadt-Blessem showed the scale of devastation people were facing.
Photos released by the Cologne district authority on July 16, and taken by the Rhein-Erft-Kreis district, show an entire section of a field having collapsed. A tweet said several people were missing, and that homes in the town had been undermined.
Local officials told Die Welt that there had been fatalities. Credit: Rhein-Erft-Kreis via Storyful