Police say stays of an individual lacking since devastating floods in western Germany greater than two years in the past have been discovered close to the mouth of the small Ahr river, which in the summertime of 2021 was a raging torrent
ByThe Related Press
October 31, 2023, 10:43 AM
BERLIN — Stays of an individual lacking since devastating summer time floods in western Germany greater than two years in the past had been discovered close to the mouth of the small Ahr river, police stated Tuesday.
Folks gathering rubbish in an space the place the Ahr flows into the Rhine within the city of Sinzig discovered a number of bones and bone fragments on Oct 15. Investigators carried out a DNA check that police stated decided the stays had been these of an individual who had been lacking because the floods.
They did not give any particulars on the particular person, citing the necessity to shield their kin.
Greater than 230 individuals died in Germany and neighboring Belgium within the floods on July 14, 2021.
The toughest-hit space was the Ahr valley, a wine-growing area south of Cologne the place greater than 130 individuals died when heavy rain turned the Ahr river and streams into torrents that swept away homes, roads and bridges.
The stays discovered this month belonged to one in all two individuals who had been nonetheless lacking.