From Dhaka to Germany: Water, water everywhere, after the flood
The devastating flooding in Western Germany and Belgium took a major toll on lives as it ripped through houses and roads, leaving battered towns that shopowners described as 'unrecognisable'. But it isn't just Europe, as these photos will show, leading to an even urgent question: Are extreme downpours around the world the latest sign of a global warming crisis?
Jutta Schelleckes (72) sits in the living room of her apartment, which was completely destroyed by the flood in Bad Neuenahr, Germany. As the water slowly recedes, the search for fatalities continues in the rubble of the disaster areas. The figures have risen to more than 130. July 17, 2021