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(Bloomberg) – Torrential rain, thunderstorms and flash floods that have inundated towns in southeastern Germany in recent days took the death toll to at least eight as forecasters warned of continuing severe weather spreading northward and westward into France.

Five people drowned in the Rottal-Inn district in the state of Bavaria, where the river Inn, which crosses Switzerland, Austria and Germany, burst its banks. Three people were found dead on Wednesday evening in a flooded house in the town of Simbach am Inn, according to Bavarian police. Two other bodies were recovered on Thursday in the same district. Several people remain missing, according to state broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.

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