Storms and heavy rain flood roads, block railway lines in Germany

Berlin, June 23 (BNA): Storms and heavy rains flooded a wide swath of roads in Germany, and forced the closure of some major railway lines, today, Friday, but there was no immediate news of any injuries.

The German weather service earlier this week warned of severe storms with large amounts of rain, which hit Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

And in the western city of Duisburg, the fire service said it had rescued several people from cars that got stuck in flooded streets. Shops were flooded and streets flooded in the northern city of Braunschweig, with similar reports coming in from Kassel.

Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, said the main line between Hamburg and Berlin was closed due to storm damage, as was the main north-south route between Kassel and Göttingen.


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