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Saturday, May 22, 1999 Published at 12:18 GMT 13:18 UK


World: Europe

Two die in Bavarian floods


Two people have drowned in floods in the south German state of Bavaria.

Both victims were elderly men who died while trying to rescue belongings from flooded cellars.

The flooding follows unusually heavy rain in the northern Alps and has closed all the road links between Germany and Austria except for the motorway.

Troops were called in to evacuate more than one hundred people from a ski resort.

The authorities have warned people in the Bavarian Alps to be on high alert as water levels are continuing to rise.

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