Photos: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits flood-ravaged towns of Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday visited the flood-affected areas caused by heavy rainfalls, in Iversheim, a suburb of Bad Muenstereifel, North-Rhine Westphalian state in Germany.

Updated On Jul 20, 2021 05:44 PM IST 7 Photos
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Days of extreme downpours caused devastating floods and killed more than 160 people in Germany last week. As the search operations for survivors continue, Germany is starting to count the financial cost of its worst natural disaster in almost 60 years.(WOLFGANG RATTAY /POOL /AFP)

Days of extreme downpours caused devastating floods and killed more than 160 people in Germany last week. As the search operations for survivors continue, Germany is starting to count the financial cost of its worst natural disaster in almost 60 years.(WOLFGANG RATTAY /POOL /AFP)

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Chancellor Angela Merkel and North-Rhine Westphalian State Premier Armin Laschet visited areas affected by floods on Tuesday.(REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Pool)

Chancellor Angela Merkel and North-Rhine Westphalian State Premier Armin Laschet visited areas affected by floods on Tuesday.(REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Pool)

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Merkel and North Rhine-Westphalia's State Premier, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader and CDU's candidate for Chancellery Armin Laschet take a stroll through the village.(WOLFGANG RATTAY/POOL/AFP)

Merkel and North Rhine-Westphalia's State Premier, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader and CDU's candidate for Chancellery Armin Laschet take a stroll through the village.(WOLFGANG RATTAY/POOL/AFP)

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Merkel and Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier Malu Dreyer stand on a bridge overlooking the flood-ravaged village of Schuld. (Christof Stache/Pool via REUTERS)

Merkel and Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier Malu Dreyer stand on a bridge overlooking the flood-ravaged village of Schuld. (Christof Stache/Pool via REUTERS)

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Merkel talks to helpers as vehicles of the German Red Cross can be seen in the background during her visit. (Christof Stache/Pool via REUTERS)

Merkel talks to helpers as vehicles of the German Red Cross can be seen in the background during her visit. (Christof Stache/Pool via REUTERS)

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Merkel and Dreyer talk to firefighters and residents 10 weeks ahead of national elections.(Christof Stache/Pool via REUTERS)

Merkel and Dreyer talk to firefighters and residents 10 weeks ahead of national elections.(Christof Stache/Pool via REUTERS)

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On her first visit to a flood-stricken town on Sunday, a shaken Merkel had described the flooding as "terrifying" and promised swift financial aid. (Christof Stache/Pool via REUTERS)

On her first visit to a flood-stricken town on Sunday, a shaken Merkel had described the flooding as "terrifying" and promised swift financial aid. (Christof Stache/Pool via REUTERS)

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