Plastic bags used to protect in aftermath of flood

The Bavarian city of Passau has seen its worst flooding since 1501. Residents are doing all they can to protect themselves and their property. The city is home to 50,000 on the border with Austria.

Plastic bags being used to protect feet from the flood waters
Plastic bags being used to protect feet from the flood waters Credit: Press Association
Members of the German army stand in the mud next to sandbags in Passau
Members of the German army stand in the mud next to sandbags in Passau Credit: Press Association

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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.