Sixteen dead in Europe floods

Authorities say at least 16 people have died and at least four others are missing in flooding which has hit many parts of central Europe.

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Death toll rises as Prague braces for more floods

The flooded Berounka river on the outskirts of Prague. Credit: Reuters/David W Cerny

Floods across central Europe forced factories to closed, drove thousands from their homes and killed at least eight people.

Sandbags have been piled up by volunteers to keep a swollen river from overwhelming the Czech capital Prague's historic centre.

Six people died in the Czech Republic from the worst flooding in a decade and a state of emergency was declared, while in Austria two people died and another two were missing.

A traffic sign surrounded by the flooded Berounka river on the outskirts of Prague. Credit: Reuters/David W Cerny
Volunteers place sand bags on a street in central Prague. Credit: Reuters/David W Cerny

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