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Belgium hit by floods for second time in just over a week

Christian Fernsby |
The provinces of Namur and Walloon Brabant southeast of the capital city Brussels were among the worst hit, after thunderstorms and heavy rain reached the country on Saturday.

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In Dinant, in the Walloon region, heavy rainfall washed away cars, leaving them strewn across the town.

Deputy mayor Robert Closset said no deaths or injuries had been reported but that the floods were worse than last week's.

Firefighters were deployed to help people and Mr Closset told the Associated Press: "I've been living here all my life and I've never seen this before."

The province of Liege was also badly affected last week but rivers are not expected to overflow significantly this weekend and there is no need to evacuate the area yet, officials said.

More than 210 people died in the floods in western Europe last week, with most of the casualties in Belgium and Germany.


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