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Flash floods wreak havoc in southern France, killing at least 13

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By ITN News Editor October 16, 2018 13:03

Flash floods wreak havoc in southern France, killing at least 13

At least 13 people have been killed in southwestern France by some of the worst flash floods in a century, local authorities said.Aerial shots and television pictures showed raging, muddy rivers – swollen by torrential rain – that had uprooted trees, knocked over concrete power pylons and swept away cars in the southern region of Aude, near the medieval hilltop city of Carcassonne.National emergency services spokesman Michael Bernier said 13 people had been killed and one person was still missing. Thousands were being evacuated from the area, where officials said up to seven months’ worth of rain had fallen overnight.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 16, 2018 13:03