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Hundreds flee as flood waters breach Dutch defences


by Reuters
Friday, 16 July 2021 13:28 GM


MEERSSEN, The Netherlands, July 16 (Reuters) – Hundreds of people fled their homes in and around the southern Dutch town of Meerssen after floods broke through a dyke on Friday, as rising waters left a path of destruction across the region.

Emergency services said the flood waters were about to swamp the surrounding villages of Bunde, Voulwames, Brommelen and Geulle. Sirens sounded and drone footage showed water flowing into streets and homes.

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