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Drone flight over Erftstadt in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The enormous masses of water have washed away huge areas of land and led to landslides.
After extremely heavy rain, the river Erft overflowed and flooded parts of the urban area.
People had to leave their homes and flee the water.
The aerial photos show the full extent of the disaster.
People are still missing.
More buildings threaten to collapse.
The district government described the situation in Erftstadt as "confusing".