Watch as a barge sinks in a flooded Belgian river

A week of rain finally came to an end after reaching levels in some places normally expected once in 200 years. But several communities across parts of the country were nervously watching as the river, which flows through Liege, continued to rise and threatened to overflow.

Belgium declared a national day of mourning next week as the death toll from burst rivers and flash floods in the south and east of the country rose to 20 on Friday, with another 20 people missing.

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