Europe Floods: At Least 110 Dead In Western Germany, Belgium, Several Missing
At least 110 persons have died in devastating floods in parts of western Germany and Belgium, AP reported on Friday.
Sixty people have lost their lives in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, including at least nine residents of an assisted living facility for persons with disabilities, local authorities said. In the neighbouring North Rhine-Westphalia state, officials reported a toll of 43, but warned that the figures could rise further.
Twelve people have died in Belgium and five are missing, according to a provisional tally.
Videos on social media showed cars floating on flooded streets and residents being rescued by a helicopter.
Source – Scroll.In
Russian Plane Missing In Siberia With 17 On Board
An An-28 plane carrying 17 people went missing Friday in the Siberian region of Tomsk, officials said, in the second incident involving a Russian passenger flight this month.
The plane, operated by Siberian Light Aviation (SiLA), was flying from the town of Kedrovy to the regional capital Tomsk when communication was lost, Governor Sergei Zhvachkin’s office said in a statement.
It said 17 people were on board including three crew members and four children.
An emergency beacon was activated and a search was underway, with two helicopters involved.
The incident comes after an An-26 plane crashed July 6 in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, killing all 28 people on board.
Source – Channels TV