Sunday, September 19, 2021

German Chancellor, Merkel pledges support for flood victims



German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged full support for victims of some of the country’s worst flooding in decades.

Record rainfall in western Europe caused rivers to burst their banks, devastating the region.

At least 59 people have died in Germany with hundreds more reported missing.

Belgium has also reported at least 11 dead after extreme weather which politicians have blamed on climate change.

Experts however say that climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, but linking any single event to global warming is complicated.

Speaking during a meeting with US President Joe Biden in Washington DC, Mrs Merkel expressed her deep condolences to everyone across the region who had lost loved ones.