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German Police Conduct Raids in Connection With Floods

A castle, left, and parts of the village are flooded in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 17, 2021. Police in western Germany have raided offices and homes in connection with floods last summer in which more than 180 people died and hundreds more were injured. German news agency dpa reported investigations were allegedly focusing on the the owner and lessor of an opencast mine in Erftstadt near the city of Cologne (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
A castle, left, and parts of the village are flooded in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 17, 2021. Police in western Germany have raided offices and homes in connection with floods last summer in which more than 180 people died and hundreds more were injured. German news agency dpa reported investigations were allegedly focusing on the the owner and lessor of an opencast mine in Erftstadt near the city of Cologne (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
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Berlin (AP) -- Police in western Germany raided offices and homes on Tuesday in connection with the floods last summer in which more than 180 people died and hundreds more were injured.

The public prosecutor’s office in Cologne coordinated the searches that were executed by 140 police officers and involved more than 20 offices and homes, German news agency dpa reported.