Belgium suffered from the worst flood in 50 years

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Heavy rains across Belgium were the reason for floods and mudslides in the country. Belgian officials said that the flooding was considered as the worst in 50 years. Several regions were heavily destroyed. The area around Brussels has also been suffered from the floods, a canal was broken in some places and rail traffic was seriously interrupted on Sunday morning. At least two people near the French border were killed, another person was reported missing and over 200 houses had to be evacuated. The situation also became extremely serious in the Brabant region and Hainaut province. Local authorities had to call in the army to assist with emergency evacuations.

 


The flooding was described as the worst in 50 years in Belgium

The flooding was described as the worst in 50 years in Belgium

 


This is a aerial view of the flooding in Halen

This is an aerial view of the flooding in Halen

 


Children had to move by rubber rings after the floods in Diepenbeek

 


Prince Philippe of Belgium visited a flooded area in Lot, Beersel

Prince Philippe of Belgium visited a flooded area in Lot, Beersel

 


Many houses were flooded in Londerzeel. In the photo, a woman was rescued from her flooded house.

Many houses were flooded in Londerzeel. In the photo, a woman was rescued from her flooded house.

 


Many streets and roads were also sunk into the water. A man carrying little boy on the back waded through a flooded street in Londerzeel.

Many streets and roads were also sunk into the water. A man carrying little boy on the back waded through a flooded street in Londerzeel.

 


Heavy rains have poured in Belgium, causing flooding and mudslides that taken away the life of at least two people, another was missing

Heavy rains have poured in Belgium, causing flooding and mudslides that took away the life of at least two people and another was missing

 


Rescuers were helping a woman evacuate from her house in Sint-Pieters Leeuw

Rescuers were helping a woman evacuate from her house in Sint-Pieters Leeuw

 


Water overflowed into the house and the resident had to bait out his house in Wavre

Water overflowed into the house and the resident had to bait out his house in Wavre

 


A farmer was rescuing his horses from the flooded area in the town of Beesel, southern Netherlands.

A farmer was rescuing his horses from the flooded area in the town of Beesel, southern Netherlands.

 

 

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