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Three dead in boat accident as storm hits western France

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 8, 2019 13:29

Three dead in boat accident as storm hits western France

A boat accident off the coast of western France left three marine rescuers dead, the prefecture of the Vendee department announced, as Storm Miguel brought about strong winds.The boat, which was transporting seven French marine rescuers, capsized 800 metres off the coast of the western French city of Les Sables d’Olonne.Rescuers were answering a distress call of a fishing boat that had got into difficulty due to the storm. Four of the seven rescuers managed to swim to shore. Weather previsions projected winds of 110 km/h near the beaches of the Vendee department on Friday morning, although the gusts are expected to subdue later in the day.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 8, 2019 13:29