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Several die in flash floods in France

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At least ten people are reported to have been killed after torrential rain led to flooding in the south of France.
 
Four people are missing and others are being evacuated from campsites in the region.
   
Worst hit have been the departments of the Var, and Bouches du Rhone but other regions including Provence, the Cote d’Azur and Corsica are all monitoring the situation. Airports at Toulon and Hyeres were closed  after more than 18 centimetres of rain fell in just 12 hours on runways.
  
Extreme weather conditions have hit the South of France on several occasions over the last 12 months. Earlier in the year, heavy snow falls brought areas of the Languedoc to a standstill while Cannes was battered by heavy seas and lashing rain in May.