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Rescue employee passes away in southern Germany floods

A firemen passed away while attempting to rescue residents trapped by significant flooding in southern Germany after heavy rain that was expected to continue throughout Sunday.

The male, 42, remained in a rescue boat carrying 4 firefighters that capsized late on Saturday. His body was recuperated early on Sunday, stated a spokesperson for the Bavarian town of Pfaffenbach an der Ilm, around 50 km (30 miles) north of Munich.

While towns had days to get ready for the flooding, rescue workers still needed to leave hundreds of people as the water cut off some locations, authorities stated.

We owe our thanks and regard to the rescue workers and helpers who are battling the repercussions of the floods in numerous places, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on X.

Economy Minister and Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck vowed assistance for the affected areas throughout a see on Sunday and noted that climate modification is triggering more serious weather occasions.

Natural catastrophes have actually constantly accompanied humanity. What we are seeing is that the frequency of these occasions is increasing substantially. Record floods happen every couple of years ... record rainfall every couple of years, Habeck, of the Greens Celebration, told broadcaster n-tv.

Parts of Europe were struck by significant flooding in 2021 that eliminated almost 200, with Germany bearing the impact. The catastrophe was mostly blamed on the consequences of environment modification and prompted require stricter warning and precaution.