July 16, 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s crisis centre urged people in the south and east of the country to avoid all travel on Friday as the death toll from swollen and burst rivers and flash floods rose to 14.

A week of rain finally came to an end, but several communities across parts of Belgium were nervously watching as the river Meuse, which flows through the city of Liege in eastern Belgium, continued to rise and threatened to overflow.

(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop; editing by Philippa Fletcher)