Flooding in parts of Europe and Asia continued Thursday, causing death and destruction in both continents. The video above shows some of the flooding in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
In Germany and Belgium, more than 110 deaths were reported as of Friday morning. Hundreds of people are still unaccounted for.
Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state said at least 43 people had died, while 60 deaths were reported in Rhineland-Palatinate state to the south.
“I grieve for those who have lost their lives in this disaster,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “We still don’t know the number. But it will be many.”
Chancellor Merkel that everything would be done to find those still missing.
“Heavy rain and flooding’ doesn’t capture what happened,” Merkel said.
Rescue operations were hampered by phone and internet outages in parts of the county, southwest of Cologne.
In Belgium, the Vesdre River overflowed its banks and sent water churning through the streets of Pepinster, near Liege.
“Several homes have collapsed,” Pepinster Mayor Philippe Godin said.
Belgian media reported eight deaths in the country.
Around 100 soldiers were deployed to help deal with flooding issues in the Netherlands. Local news reports said Valkenburg, shown in the video above, was among the worst-hit areas. A Dutch News report said over 400 homes in the town were without electricity.
As of early Thursday morning, no deaths have been reported in the country.
At least two people were killed and three others were missing Thursday morning after flooding and landslides hit Turkey‘s Black Sea region. The downpour hit the northeastern Rize province Wednesday afternoon.
A body was recovered from building wreckage, and search and rescue operations are ongoing to find three missing people in the Muradiye village. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters there are two people trapped under the debris.
Another person was found dead in the Guneysu district during the search and rescue efforts Thursday.
About 5 million Turkish liras, or $582,000, will be sent to the region to help its recovery.