Belgium hit with renewed flooding amid heavy rain
31 July 2021 | 8:57 am
Parts of Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Belgium, were particularly hard-hit by the new floods. The town of Dinant saw considerable damage, with cars having been swept away by the waters.
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