July 24, 2021

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Pope prays for storm victims in Germany | Europe Updated | D.W.

Pope Francis lamented the devastating storm that hit West Germany on Thursday (07.15.2021), the worst in the country so far this century and it has killed at least 40 people in just 24 hours, while rescue teams are missing dozens.

It was sent in a telegram to German President Franz-Walter Steinmeier, signed on these occasions by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

In the letter, the pope recalls “praying for the people who lost their lives” and expresses his closeness to their families, but also promises to pray for the missing, the injured and “those who have suffered damage or lost possessions.” Due to the power of nature. “

Citizens on the roofs of their homes, waiting for rescue, or more and more of the dead trapped in the foundations or trying to go to safety shook the country on Thursday.

The most affected areas are the most densely populated – North Rhine-Westphalia “Land”, with a population of 18 million, and the neighboring Rhineland Palatinate. Part of its territory was once a mining area, so its soil is still crossed by abandoned wells that are vulnerable to flooding. (efe)

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