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tv   Tagesschau in 100 Sekunden  Deutsche Welle  July 16, 2021 7:00pm-7:03pm CEST

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intrigue power plays and the lines behind the scenes of the climate. some it starts august 5th on dw, the the, in the news . this is the w news. my from berlin. catastrophic flooding kills more than a 100 in germany and western europe. hundreds more are missing rescuers search for survivors and towns buried under mud and rubble. the dutch prime minister declares a national disaster, also coming up anger on the streets of lebanon. political squabbling has left
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a power vacuum. people are struggling to secure the basics during an unprecedented economic meltdown. ah and a warm welcome to viewers around the world and michael local. we begin with the devastating floods which have killed more than 100 people in western europe. historic towns have been reduced to rubble in 6 countries. thousands of fled from their homes in the netherlands as dikes overflow. the prime minister has declared a national disaster. other political leaders are calling for more urgent action to tackle climate change. here in germany, hundreds are still missing in the worst flooding in decades. in areas where the flood waters have receded, emergency crews are searching for survivors. another mock of these
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devastating floods a landslide collapses houses into the mud evacuated residence had already started to return home. now many a few dead in other towns, the cleanup effort has already started enveloping time. residents peak through what's left of their home. they say they had almost no time to react before raging flood waters hit the town of miles. and all of a sudden the water breached the damn. all the houses here are the same height. so when the water came up from the cell at lightning speed, we all jumped in our cars and drove up the mountain out of the park itself in back hawker farm. we had to get ourselves to safety. the hundreds of thousands of houses are without power of clean water. the internet has been cut and phone reception is down. volunteers have come from nearby areas,
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bringing whatever equipment they have to help clear roads and houses. yeah, i've been here under come. when i arrived here, it was a disaster for the entire road behind me was covered in branches and brick con, oh, mashed into one up to these types and you couldn't access, noting left and right. and we didn't know what we'd find in the rubble. we were warned that we might come across bodies and that we shouldn't let the fire brigade and the police, the police i m o. many towns. i still cut off some major roads of flooded or broken apart. germany defense minister, cold for the army to make rescue efforts a top priority. as late as share, the shock at the ferocity of the disaster, it's only good to get us. it is a tragedy that so many have lost their lives.

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