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Race against time for flood-threatened town

German rescue teams raced to evacuate areas along the Oder after a dyke reinforcing its banks burst and others threatened to collapse. Officials said they were clearing areas south of Frankfurt an der Oder and at the confluence of the Oder and Neisse rivers; water levels would rise by 20 cm (8in) during the day and the dykes were so porous that large swathes of the area could be under water by early next week.

Reuters -Frankfurt an der Oder