Firefighter killed trying to rescue person in difficulty after floods struck south-west Germany
Published 30/05/2016 | 11:05
Three people are suspected to have died after floods struck south-west Germany.
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.