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Dresden braces for flood as German rivers burst banks

6 June 2013 Last updated at 20:57 BST

People in the German city of Dresden have worked through the night to shore up flood defences, as the swollen waters of the River Elbe reach a peak.

The situation remains critical in the southern town of Deggendorf, where levees burst on Wednesday.

The floods, brought on after a wet spring and sudden heavy rain, have caused 13 deaths across central Europe.

Stephen Evans reports.