Flood moves down Danube as monastery saved

26th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

26 August 2005, MUNICH - One of the main surges of floodwater that has been moving eastwards down Europe's Danube river since torrential rain in the Alps this week was passing Regensburg, north of Munich, early Friday after threatening the ancient German monastery of Weltenburg.

26 August 2005

MUNICH - One of the main surges of floodwater that has been moving eastwards down Europe's Danube river since torrential rain in the Alps this week was passing Regensburg, north of Munich, early Friday after threatening the ancient German monastery of Weltenburg.

Police in Regensburg said there was no major damage in the area and the river level should sink again by late afternoon.

Higher up the river, thanks to sandbag walls and high-powered pumps that continuously returned seeping water to the river, Weltenburg's ornate chapel was saved from flooding on Thursday.

DPA

Subject: German news

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