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Two missing after flash floods in southern France

A 64-year-old nursing assistant swept away in her car remains unaccounted for, along with a man who went missing during a hill run in the Cevennes. Emergency services have mobilized helicopters and 700 personnel to assist inhabitants hit by the flooding, which has also cut off road access, water and electricity supplies to some locations.

Reuters | Paris | Updated: 21-09-2020 01:32 IST | Created: 21-09-2020 01:08 IST
Two missing after flash floods in southern France
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Two people were missing in southern France on Sunday after flash floods caused by storms that dumped a year's worth of rainfall in parts of the Cevennes hills north of Montpellier. A 64-year-old nursing assistant swept away in her car remains unaccounted for, along with a man who went missing during a hill run in the Cevennes.

Emergency services have mobilized helicopters and 700 personnel to assist inhabitants hit by the flooding, which has also cut off road access, water and electricity supplies to some locations. Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin, who travelled to the affected region on Sunday, said some 50 people had been rescued from the flood waters and another 420 given emergency shelter.


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