About 1,300 people remain missing in Germany as a result of flooding caused by heavy rains.
Police say rushing torrents of water have flooded entire towns and villages in western and southern Germany, causing buildings to collapse and residents to be stranded.
At least 55 people have died as a result of the severe flooding, but authorities have said that number will rise.
Local authorities report that 1,300 people are reported missing in Germany’s hardest-hit region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
In some regions, daily rainfall reaches 100 to 150 millimeters, exceeding the monthly norm.