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Thousands more displaced as deadly flooding spreads in Europe

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Aerial view of a part of Deggendorf which was flooded by the river Danube due to a broken dam in southern Germany, Wednesday, June 5. Heavy rainfalls caused floods in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

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Residents look out of a restaurant flooded by the river Danube in Passau, southern Germany, on June 5. German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged 100 million euros in emergency aid for flood-ravaged areas as surging waters that have claimed at least 11 lives and forced tens of thousands of evacuations across central Europe bore down on eastern Germany.

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Residents transport sand bags to build a flood protection in a street flooded by the river Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany, on June 5.

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Residents push a car out of a garage flooded by the river Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany, on June 5.

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Trucks stand stranded on the flooded motorway A3 near the eastern Bavarian city of Deggendorf on June 5, after one of Europe's most frequented highways was flooded by the nearby river Danube on June 4.

 From Reuters:

NASSAU, Germany/PRAGUE  - Chancellor Angela Merkel promised 100 million euros to victims of Germany's worst flood in a decade on Tuesday as she toured areas devastated by the deluge which has claimed 12 lives across central Europe.

Swathes of suburban Prague were submerged but metal barriers along the Vltava river shielded the historic center as the high water shifted north to eastern Germany. In the German state of Saxony, about 10,000 people were forced from their homes, and thousands more were evacuated in Bavaria. Continue reading.

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