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?
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Jul 22, 2021
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Belgium

Cars piled up by the swirling water at a roundabout in the Belgian city of Verviers, after heavy rains and floods lashed western Europe, killing at least two people in Belgium. July 15, 2021