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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.

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A thousand people flee as town of Dresden floods

Flood levels in the eastern German city of Dresden were expected to rise further today as the Elbe river flooded large parts of the old town.

Some 1,000 people have been evacuated from their homes so far and the city issued a level four flood warning - the highest on the scale.

Dresden's historic Schlossplatz square is largely underwater Credit: Reuters
The Elbe river has almost reached the top of the arches on this old bridge Credit: Reuters
Sandbags protect a school from the rising water Credit: Reuters

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