Six dead, thousands evacuated in central Europe floods

Thousands of people have fled their homes across central Europe as deadly flood waters continue to rise.

Emergency operations are under way in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic to deal with record levels of flooding in some places, the BBC reports.

Landslides and flooding have led to the deaths of at least six people. At least eight people are missing.

In Germany, more than 7,000 people have been moved from their homes in the town of Eilenburg.

The Czech capital, Prague, is on high alert amid fears that floodwater could swamp its historic centre.

Around 3,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in the capital and the surrounding region, Radio Prague reports. Animals from Prague’s zoo have also been moved.

Underground stations have been closed and schools shut as Prague officials wait and see whether the Vltava River will flood its banks.

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