Heavy rainfall in Germany causes flooding, leaves 1 dead

BERLIN (AP) — Heavy rainfall in Germany has caused widespread flooding, particularly in the south, leaving one person dead.

Police in Bavaria said Tuesday that a 44-year-old driver died after losing control of his vehicle on a wet road near the town of Aurach late Monday and crashing into a forest.

German news agency dpa reported that the roof of a hospital delivery room collapsed in the northern town of Helmstedt after a drain got blocked.

At least three railway lines in southern Germany have been interrupted due to flooded tracks.

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Officials in several districts are preparing for rivers and streams to spill over their banks as further rain is predicted through Wednesday.

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