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Heavy rains hit hard

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:27 AM
Damage is seen after severe storms on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Dombresson in the Val-de-Ruz, Switzerland.
Damage is seen after severe storms this Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Dombresson in the Val-de-Ruz, Switzerland. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Damage is seen after severe storms this Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Dombresson in the Val-de-Ruz, Switzerland. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Damage is seen after severe storms this Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Dombresson in the Val-de-Ruz, Switzerland. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Damage is seen after severe storms this Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Dombresson in the Val-de-Ruz, Switzerland. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, left, plays as he inaugurates the new playground « place de jeux de la Vaudaire » next to Gregoire Junod, Mayor of Lausanne, right, during the Olympic Day Run of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
Colombia's Egan Bernal of Team Ineos, left, climbs the old "Tremola" towards the San Gottardo pass during the seventh stage, a 216.6 km race from Unterterzen to San Gottardo, Switzerland, at the 83rd Tour de Suisse UCI ProTour cycling race, on Friday, June 21, 2019. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)
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BERLIN (AP):

Swiss media say four people have been injured after heavy rains in western Switzerland saw rivers burst their banks and roads to become flooded.

Online news site 20Minuten reported the injuries Saturday, but did not give further details. Local police could not immediately be reached for confirmation.

The news site also reported that several people were temporarily trapped in their cars on flooded roads in the Val-de-Ruz region, while firefighters were called dozens of times to pump water out of flooded basements.