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Five dead after heavy storms in south of France

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By Euronews
Five dead after heavy storms in south of France

At least five people have died after heavy storms in the south of France close to the border with Spain.

The latest victim was a 73-year-old man who died of heart failure while driving through flooded roads in the Pyrenees-Orientales region.

On Sunday, the equivalent of a month’s worth of rain fell in one day.

More than 3,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes.

An eight-year-old girl is still missing after violent storms on Thursday and Friday triggered flash floods,

The government saysthe flooding is already more serious than deadly storms in 1999.

In Spain, the floods have affected Girona and Catalonia, along the Mediterranean coast.

Firefighters found the body of a 20-year-old woman who had disappeared after falling into the river Llierca, in the inland Garrotxa area