Dozens have been found dead and many missing after a heavy rain fell and caused serious floods in some parts of Germany.

The rain has been recorded as the heaviest in a century since the history of the country, CNN reports.

At the moment, a large-scale rescue effort is on in Germany. Apart from collapse on buildings which has made residents stranded, the police said Thursday that the fast-moving torrents of water has ravaged the entire towns and villages in western and southern Germany.

Due to the severity of the situation which has killed 55 people, the flood may still kill more people.

Apart from Germany which is feeling more of the negative impact of the flood, other countries in Europe that were affected are Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium where six people have been found dead.

Reports from the local government reveal that at least 1,300 people are “allegedly” missing In Germany’s worst hit Rhineland-Palatinate state in the district of Ahrweiler.

German weather service spokesman Andreas Friedrich, who spoke with CNN said, “In some areas we have not seen this much rainfall in 100 years,”

He added that “in some areas we’ve seen more than double the amount of rainfall which has caused flooding and unfortunately some building structures to collapse.”