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Two people sucked down the drain during flooding in Belgium

on Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:51 pm
Two people - a 12-year-old boy and a young woman - sucked into the sewer system during heavy floods in the town of Tihange in the south of Belgium. According to the TV channel RTBF, dozens of people lead a rescue operation. In the town flooded several dozen homes. Located in the vicinity of a nuclear power plant emergency "Tihange" is not affected.

"River Om Sauvage suddenly burst its banks on Saturday afternoon. The children's camp, located on the shore, a powerful stream of water carried away the 12-year-old boy and a young governess, who was trying to save him," - said the TV channel.

Woman found alive. According to the TV channel RTL, "a woman brought to the surface from the city kanalizatsionnnoy system, its life is not in danger." According to eyewitnesses, the flood has developed rapidly, and like a small tsunami. His cause was most likely a result of the melting of snow began to thaw Belgium. "Probably the upstream ice jam formed, which has accumulated a lot of water, his breakthrough led to the flooding," - said arrived at the disaster the mayor of the commune Wee Kristoff Collignon. In Russian
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