'It went so fast': villagers describe destruction after flooding hits west Germany
Guardian, 16 Jul 2021
Raging floods caused by heavy rain ravaged areas of Germany and Belgium on Thursday, destroying buildings and sweeping away vehicles with more than 40 people losing their lives in the natural disaster. After homes were severely damaged, or in some case swept away, local residents started to clean up the debris and rebuild some normality. The full extent of the damage across the region was still unclear after many villages were cut off by floodwater and landslides that made roads impassable.