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Toll rises to 11 in European flooding

August 9, 2010


— The death toll in flooding in central Europe rose to 11 as Poland’s interior minister said Sunday that two more people had died in the southwestern region of the country.

The flooding has struck an area near the borders of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Heavy rains in Poland caused flooding in the southwestern town of Bogatynia and one person was already reported dead on Saturday.

In the northern Czech Republic, five people were found drowned over the weekend.

Another three people drowned in the eastern German state of Saxony on Saturday. Several roads and villages there were flooded by swelling Neisse river and hundreds of people were evacuated with rubber boats by rescue workers from their homes in the city of Goerlitz.


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