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Flood-wracked Austria tense as downpours continue

Flood-wracked Austria tense as downpours continue

Showers and thunderstorms are continuing to cause flooding in parts of Austria.
Persistent rain over the past week has forced rivers and streams over their banks, soaking the soil and leading to widespread damage in northern, central and eastern parts of the country.
The situation was particularly tense Monday in the southeastern district of Feldbach in Styria province where landslides have led to evacuations.
The weather has also claimed its first victim: a 16-year-old boy died in Lower Austria over the weekend when he slipped and was sucked into a drain.
Meteorologists predict more rain for the days to come.


Updated : 2021-08-03 06:33 GMT+08:00