Five dead after floods hit southern France

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Five dead after floods hit southern France

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Five people have been killed and two are missing after torrential rains caused flooding in southern France.

Four of the victims were camping when the campsite was washed away by flash floods in Lamalou-les-Bains.

A fifth, a elderly woman, fell from a bridge into a raging river in Arnac.

More than 400 firefighters, backed by police are at work helping the communities hit hardest by the flooding.

Parts of southern France are experiencing intense storms and more rain is expected in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Herault and Gard regions.