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Germany floods leave at least 80 dead, 1,300 missing

EFE / Berlin.- Devastating floods in eastern Germany have left at least 80 people dead and 1,300 missing, according to the latest data from officials.

It is feared those figures may rise, said a police spokesman in Koblenz, a city where the Moselle River meets the Rhine.

The heavy rainfall has now subsided but the situation in the affected regions remains tense.

The number of missing is difficult to estimate accurately as, according to a spokeswoman for Ahrweiler district, mobile phone connections have collapsed and many people are unreachable.

The army has assigned 900 soldiers to help rescue and search for missing persons in the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia.

In total, there are 15,000 people involved in the rescue efforts, according to the interior ministry.

The authorities have warned citizens to stay away from rivers and out of flooded basements as there is a danger of electric shocks.

The economic damage of the storm has not yet been estimated, but taking into account that it has affected roads, railway lines and bridges as well as houses and private companies, a high cost is expected.

Rhineland-Palatinate has allocated a first emergency installment of 50 million euros to alleviate the damage.

In neighbouring Belgium, the heavy rain storms have caused the deaths of 14 people and serious damage mostly in the southern region of Wallonia, where authorities plan to declare a state of natural disaster. (July 16, 2021, EFE)

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Question 1
En general, el texto habla...
A
de las ayudas que recibirán las personas afectadas por unas inundaciones en Alemania.
B
del número de personas fallecidas y desaparecidas a causa de unas inundaciones en Alemania.
C
de un aviso de las autoridades alemanas a los ciudadanos.
Question 2
Según el texto...
A
se descarta por completo que la cifra de fallecidos pueda aumentar.
B
las autoridades han logrado localizar a todas las personas que estaban desaparecidas.
C
decenas de personas han fallecido a causa de esas inundaciones.
Question 3
Todavía sigue lloviendo mucho en esas regiones de Alemania.
A
No se sabe.
B
Verdadero.
C
Falso.
Question 4
Tras leer el texto entendemos que...
A
al final el Ejército alemán no participará en las labores de rescate y de búsqueda.
B
las telecomunicaciones han estado funcionando con total normalidad en todo momento.
C
las autoridades consideran que es peligroso estar cerca de los ríos.
Question 5
En el vídeo se dice que "siguen desaparecidas decenas de personas". Otra forma de expresarlo es...
A
"acaban de aparecer decenas de personas".
B
"continúan desaparecidas decenas de personas".
C
"ya no están desaparecidas decenas de personas".
Question 6
En el vídeo se dice que "se trata de _________ más ___________ de lo que va de _______".
A
las inundaciones, devastadoras, siglo
B
la inundación, desvastadora, año
C
las inundaciones, devastadores, siglo
Question 7
En el vídeo se dice que "no ________ una estimación _________ de los daños ocasionados por _________________".
A
hay, totales, temporal
B
ahí, total, los temporales
C
hay, total, el temporal
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