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German army armored vehicles participate in towing cars submerged in floods

The German army participated in the rescue efforts, as the number of victims of floods in Germany, which continued over the past week, in Western Europe rose and led to more than 150 dead and more than 1,000 missing, and the German army forces sent elements and armored vehicles to provide relief efforts for stranded citizens and flooded areas. .

German soldiers deployed with army armored vehicles to pull sunken cars on highways in flood waters, and video footage showed army armored vehicles helping to pull cars that had been hit by collisions during the past days due to heavy rains, while implementing relief efforts and searching for the missing, according to what It was reported by Euronews.

In the Netherlands, soldiers and volunteers worked through the night to reinforce dams and protect roads, and I oversaw the process of returning thousands of residents from the southern Dutch cities of Bondi, Voloamis and Bromlin to their homes after being evacuated on Thursday and Friday.

Entire towns and villages lay in ruins after flowing rivers swept the western German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, as well as Belgium and the Netherlands.

Floods in Germany have raised the death toll to at least 133, local police said in a statement, bringing the death toll in Europe to 153, and more than a thousand are still missing.

"According to current information, 90 people died in the disaster" in the Rhineland-Palatinate, one of the worst-hit regions, police in Koblenz said. In addition, 43 people were killed in Rhineland, North Westphalia, another German region hit by storms, and 20 others were killed in Belgium.

The European region is experiencing some of the worst floods in decades, as the low pressure system circulating over the continent has caused record rains and catastrophic flooding.