NewsFloods strike Germany, Israeli hostages confirmed dead

Floods strike Germany, Israeli hostages confirmed dead

Flooding in Germany
Flooding in Germany
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6:01 AM EDT, June 4, 2024

This happened while you were sleeping. Here’s what global agencies recorded overnight from Monday to Tuesday.

  • Floods continue to plague southern Germany, and the number of flood victims in the region has risen to four. Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced support for those affected by the disaster. The floods particularly impact the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Passengers on a cruise ship on the Danube had a dramatic experience, requiring 150 people to evacuate due to elevated river levels. According to Polsat News, a rescue ship evacuated 30 people at a time to the shore.
  • The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Monday that they confirmed the deaths of four more Israeli hostages in Hamas captivity. Photos of the victims were published on social media. According to the Times of Israel, the deceased hostages are 79-year-old Chaim Peri, 84-year-old Amiram Cooper, 80-year-old Joram Metzger, and 51-year-old Nadav Popplewell. The IDF did not disclose the circumstances of their deaths, citing an ongoing investigation.
  • National Security Council Spokesperson John Kirby commented on a series of concerning incidents in Poland. “We are in close contact with our Polish counterparts to ensure they have what they need to respond to hybrid attacks from the east,” the American official said.
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