Europe

At Least 7 Dead in Central Europe Floods

Parts of Czech, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, and Hungary affected

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Volunteers piled up sandbags to keep a swollen river from overwhelming the Czech capital's historic centre on Monday after floods across central Europe forced factories to close, drove thousands from their homes and killed at least seven people.

Five people were killed at the weekend in the Czech Republic, where theflooding was the worst in a decade and a state of emergency was declared, while in Austria two people died and another two were missing