The number of victims in the flood in Belgium was 27 people, although yesterday at 16:00 the Ministry of Internal Affairs officially announced the confirmation of the death of 20 people.
The disaster struck the Walloon region of Belgium, RTL reports. Rescue teams are still looking for missing persons. In connection with the large number of those killed in the country, a day of mourning has been declared. All events related to the July 21 national holiday, including the fireworks scheduled for July 20, have been canceled. This was announced by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. In the capital of Wallonia, state flags are at half-mast. On Saturday, de Croo, accompanied by the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, visits the most affected areas.
Today, the Belgian TV channel RTBF reported that the number of flood victims has increased to 27 people, the bodies of nine have been identified. another 20 are reported missing.