'Unprecedented' and Deadly Flooding Hits Belgium

Widespread flooding has left at least 11 dead in Belgium, RTBF said on July 15, with red alerts in place in several provinces.

Evacuations were in place for areas along the Vesdre River, local reports said, with several other rivers in flood, or at risk of overflowing.

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo called the situation “unprecedented”.

This video was posted from near the Vesdre in Verviers. It shows an inundated playground and fast-flowing floodwater in the river channel.

Severe flooding was also reported in Switzerland, France and Germany, where at least 59 people were killed. Credit: Nitra Ntibiramira Denis via Storyful

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