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Heavy flooding hits Europe

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Footage from the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary shows devastation caused by severe flooding in the region.

Emergency services have evacuated hundreds of people in the Czech Republic as houses were swept away by rising floodwaters.

At least six people have died in severe flooding in the Czech Republic where a state of emergency has been declared in the east of the country.

In northern parts of Austria several villages have been left isolated by severe flooding, following heavy rainfall.

Meanwhile in Hungary alerts are in place for the upper section of the Danube.

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