Emergency operations in eastern Belgium and western Germany to clear the damage caused by the worst floods Europe has seen in decades and to locate hundreds of people who remain missing continued on Monday.

At least 163 people have died in Germany due to the devastating inundations that followed days of severe rain in the region, while hundreds are still unaccounted for.

In neighboring Belgium, the crisis center said the death toll on Monday evening had risen to 31, with 70 people missing. EFE