Saturday 10 December 2016

Firefighter killed trying to rescue person in difficulty after floods struck south-west Germany

Published 30/05/2016 | 11:05

Cars are covered in rubble on a street in Braunsbach, southwestern Germany (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
Cars are covered in rubble on a street in Braunsbach, southwestern Germany (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
Firefighters work at a flooded street in Braunsbach, southwestern Germany (Franziska Kraufmann/dpa via AP)
Mud covered flor and damaged goods are pictured at Intersport Schoell sporting goods store after floods in the town of Schwaebisch Gmuend near Stuttgart, Germany REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Three people are suspected to have died after floods struck south-west Germany.

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Town council officials in Schwaebisch Gmuend said in a statement early on Monday that a firefighter died as he tried to rescue someone from floodwaters near the town's railway station.

The person he was trying to save is also believed to have died.

Police say the body of a third victim was found in a flooded garage in Weissbach near the city of Heilbronn.

Southern and western Germany, along with other parts of Europe, experienced heavy rainstorms over the weekend.

Firefighters salvage a car from an underbridge in Schwaebisch Gmuend, southwestern Germany (Sven Friebe/dpa via AP)
Firefighters salvage a car from an underbridge in Schwaebisch Gmuend, southwestern Germany (Sven Friebe/dpa via AP)
In this Sunday, May 29, 2016 photo a mud covered car sits on a flooded street in Wellmich, western Germany(Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
Mud covered flor and damaged goods are pictured at Intersport Schoell sporting goods store after floods in the town of Schwaebisch Gmuend near Stuttgart, Germany REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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