IN PICTURES: Torrential rain and flooding leaves trail of destruction across western Germany

IN PICTURES: Torrential rain and flooding leaves trail of destruction across western Germany
A drone shows the devastation caused by the flooding of the Ahr river in the Eifel area, Rhineland-Palatinate. Photo: picture alliance/dpa/TNN | Christoph Reichwein
Severe flooding has left dozens of people dead and many missing in communities across western Germany.

The states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have been worst hit by the storms which have caused rivers to burst their banks and threatened to bring down further homes.

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As these dramatic pictures and tweets show, the extreme weather is heavily affecting towns and villages across the region.

It’s leading to calls from some for urgent action against climate change. 

A drone shot (below) captures the flooding in Schuld on Thursday, Rhineland-Palatinate. 

Photo: picture alliance/dpa/TNN | Christoph Reichwein

Rescue workers survey the flooded streets in Solingen, NRW, on Thursday morning. 

Photo: picture alliance/dpa/TNN | Gianni Gattus

A car submerged in water in Solingen, NRW. 

Photo: picture alliance/dpa/TNN | Gianni Gattus

Another car buried by debris in Hagen, NRW, on Thursday. 

Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Roberto Pfeil

A person standing on scaffolding in Solingen, NRW, on Thursday morning in a flooded street. 

Photo: picture alliance/dpa/TNN | Gianni Gattus

A resident in Hagen, NRW, looks at the damage caused by the severe floods. 

Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Roberto Pfeil

The Bundeswehr (German army) has been called in to assist with the rescue. The picture below shows the army in Hagen, NRW.

Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Roberto Pfeil

A fire and rescue employee walking on a flooded street in Kordel, Rhineland-Palatinate, in the middle of the night on Wednesday. 

Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Harald Tittel

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