Belgians fear surging river after deaths, evacuations

Belgian media reported that the water level had not risen during the night, despite fears it could burst its banks and flood the city center.

But in the outer parts of the city, roads were underwater and residents were going to a crisis centre set up to help rehouse them and provide them with emergency support.

Belgian media reported at least 15 people had died in the flooding in Belgium, which has caused chaos across the south of the country with transport links cut and more than 20,000 homes left without electricity.

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