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Germany: Firefighters declare state of emergency as heavy floods submerge Berlin01:17

Germany: Firefighters declare state of emergency as heavy floods submerge Berlin

Germany, Berlin
June 29, 2017 at 20:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

Torrential rain flooded the streets of Berlin, Thursday, shutting down the A100 highway, one of Germany's busiest roads, and raising the city's status to a state of emergency.

Basements and underground parking spaces also flooded whilst commuters battled to get home. A tree reportedly collapsed onto railway line in the north of the city.

Areas in northern and eastern Germany have also been affected.

Germany: Firefighters declare state of emergency as heavy floods submerge Berlin01:17
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Torrential rain flooded the streets of Berlin, Thursday, shutting down the A100 highway, one of Germany's busiest roads, and raising the city's status to a state of emergency.

Basements and underground parking spaces also flooded whilst commuters battled to get home. A tree reportedly collapsed onto railway line in the north of the city.

Areas in northern and eastern Germany have also been affected.

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