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Floods Sweep Central Europe Causing Deaths; Thousands Evacuated

At least eight people are believed to have died and thousands were evacuated after floods hit parts of central Europe, disrupting travel and power deliveries, following torrential rain across the region.

In the Czech Republic, the National Fire Brigade said three people perished and two are missing. The flooding has caused eight deaths in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic in total, Der Spiegel reported on its website today.