German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (2-L) arrive for their visit to get an overview of the damage after heavy flooding of the river Ahr caused severe destruction in the village of Schuld, Ahrweiler district, Germany, 18 July 2021. Large parts of western Germany were hit by heavy, continuous rain in the night to 15 July, resulting in local flash floods that destroyed buildings and swept away cars, killing dozens of people, while several were still missing.
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