German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits flood-hit area
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Central Europe floods: Merkel visits worst-hit areas

Thousands of German troops have been sent to help flood-hit regions as rising rivers threaten more cities.

Surging waters that have already caused extensive damage across central Europe are moving north and east along rivers including the Elbe and Danube.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited areas already hit by the deluge and promised 100m euros (£78m; $130m) in emergency aid.

Stephen Evans reports.

  • 04 Jun 2013
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