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Deutsche Bahn estimates flood damage of 1.3 billion euro

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Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Friday that the floods that hit western Germany last week caused an estimated 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) worth of damage to its network and railroad stations.

A large part of the damage is not covered by insurance, the state-owned company said.

It is unclear when rail freight in North Rhine-Westphalia for the steel sector will be possible again, it said. 

Photo: A regional train stands stuck in mud after heavy rainfall in Xanten, Germany. EPA/ARNULF STOFFEL