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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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Passau residents count the cost of devastating flood

Residents of the southern German town of Passau have been counting the cost after several feet of floodwater engulfed the town.

Mud covered books are placed outside a book shop in the town of Passau in Germany Credit: REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Homes and businesses close to the water level suffered extensive damage. The owner of one book shop had to throw away all of the books that had filled its shelves.

The flooded bar of the 'Theatercafe - Aquarium' in the centre Passau Credit: REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Passau lies at the confluence of three rivers and reportedly saw some of the highest water levels in 70 years.

Mud covers the bar of the 'Theatercafe - Aquarium' Credit: REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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