Volunteers flock to the bedside of the victims of the Rhineland

REPORT – The Germans continue to come to the aid of the Rhenish people affected by the floods last July.

Special envoy to Mayschoss

The slate-strewn path leads to a small promontory overlooking the village. Lukas Becker, black T-shirt stretched out by broad shoulders, sweeps his finger across the hilly landscape. At the foot of the slopes rising steeply towards the sky, the Ahr river flows peacefully in the bed which it found after its episode of fury. “10 meters wide, she climbed 10 meters high that night!”, testifies the 29-year-old professional firefighter. Upstream, in a bend, the railway line is nothing more than a rusty monkey bridge, with its ties in the void.

Below, in a parking lot covered with gravel abandoned by the surf, seven pools gurgling in the reflections of the sun. “This is a pilot project of the German Red Cross, a transportable wastewater treatment plant. It was to be used abroad. Finally, it is with us that it serves ”, smiles the man with the blond brush. Two months after the worst natural disaster in history

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