Several reported dead and missing after severe floods in southern France

Several reported dead and missing after severe floods in southern France
By Euronews with AFP
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It is reported at least 10 people have died and six are missing after violent storms led to severe flooding on the French Riviera. Torrents of water

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It is reported at least 10 people have died and six are missing after violent storms led to severe flooding on the French Riviera.

Torrents of water and mud have flooded the streets of Cannes and Nice.

Cars have been submerged and swept away. Camp sites have also been inundated.

There are fears the death toll could rise as emergency workers gain access to areas currently cut off by the flood water.

The coastal region has had the equivalent of a month’s rain in the last two days.

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Posted by euronews on Sunday, October 4, 2015

180 mm fell on Cannes between 7 and 10 pm on Saturday night alone.

Hundreds of people spent the night on trains stranded in stations and in the terminal at Nice airport. The A8 motorway was also closed in places.

35000 homes are without electricity.

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