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Heavy rains cause floods in central regions

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Heavy rains cause floods in central regions
09:56 CEST+02:00

Heavy rains hit central Switzerland overnight, flooding roads and basements, causing power outages and forcing the evacuation of several homes.

The Cantons of Zug and Schwyz reported the majority of damages caused by the weather, the Swiss media reported, with over 300 emergency calls recorded.

Dozens of fire fighters were deployed in the area to help people with flooded basements and garages, and even small landslides.

No one was reported injured, but dozens of people have fled their homes as a precaution and spent the night in shelters and hotels, according to the reports.

Torrential rains also disrupted rail traffic toward Engelberg, the authorities said.

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