Belgium holds day of mourning as Merkel visits victims of Europe’s floods

King Philippe - Filip of Belgium (C right) and Queen Mathilde of Belgium (C left) respect a minute of silence during a tribute ceremony , part of the national mourning day for victims of the severe floods, in Verviers, on July 20, 2021. - Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid their respects at the fire station in Verviers, one of the hardest-hit towns. The clean-up is still under way to help the regions hit hardest recover from the scenes of destruction that saw dozens of homes collapsed and cars piled on top of each other. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)

VERVIERS, Belgium (AFP) — Belgium fell silent for a minute of remembrance Tuesday as the country held a day of mourning for the victims of the devastating floods that left nearly 200 dead in western … Read full article

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