Death toll rises after the devastating floods

Three bodies have been found in Chaudfontaine and one in Angleur, near Liège, after this week's torrential rains and subsequent floods in eastern Belgium. "We can't exclude more macabre discoveries", Liège Mayor Willy Demeyer told reporters. The official death toll has been adjusted to 27 meanwhile. 

The death toll in Chaudfontaine climbed to five this morning. The area is among the hardest hit regions and the damage is enormous. 

As the water level was dropping slowly but surely, rescue workers were  inspecting the homes that have been flooded. In Angleur, a suburb of the city of Liège, the body of an older person was found yesterday during such a search action. "We can't exclude more macabre discoveries", Liège Mayor Willy Demeyer said. 

The official number of victims is bound to go up further as several dozen remain missing, or at least no contact could be established with them.  

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