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Flood claims life of Slovak worker in Germany

The massive floods that hit Europe this month have claimed the life of a Slovak construction worker in the German federal state Baaden-Wuertemberg, who fell into the Elsach River in the town of Bad Urach last Friday. The man, aged 46, was attempting to secure a construction site against flooding, the TASR newswire wrote on Wednesday, June 5. His body was found on Monday in the Erms River between Metzingen and Riederich, 13 kilometers from the site from which he fell.

The massive floods that hit Europe this month have claimed the life of a Slovak construction worker in the German federal state Baaden-Wuertemberg, who fell into the Elsach River in the town of Bad Urach last Friday. The man, aged 46, was attempting to secure a construction site against flooding, the TASR newswire wrote on Wednesday, June 5. His body was found on Monday in the Erms River between Metzingen and Riederich, 13 kilometers from the site from which he fell.

Around noon on Wednesday, June 5, a body was found in the Gabčíkovo dam. Head of the Complex Central Rescue Service (KCZS) Ján Culka confirmed the information for TASR.

The Sme daily wrote on its website that the rate at which the Danube’s level is rising seems to be slowing down, and it is expected to crest in Devín on Thursday afternoon at 940 to 960 centimetres, and in Bratislava on Thursday evening at 990 to 1020 centimetres.

Sme also wrote that in the borough of Karlova Ves, water breached the barricades and flooded the hangar, gym and a water-sports club, but the boathouse itself was not at risk of flooding as of 13:00. The head of Bratislava’s water administration office, Juraj Soták, claims that there is a five-metre anti-water barricade in place there, and that the water must have seeped in from underneath it. In Petržalka, inhabitants of three streets are preparing for evacuation. In Kočánkova, Klokočova nad Májová streets, about 22 families are expected to be evacuated.

(Source: TASR, Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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