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One dead and six missing in a storm in France – The World –

One dead and six missing in a storm in France – The World –

Heavy rain over the weekend

At least one person has died in violent storms in southern France. Authorities said on Sunday that six people were still missing, including two children. A Belgian man was reported missing on Saturday evening after he tried to cross a bridge with his car in Janiers, Gard department. A body was discovered nearby on Sunday.

On Sunday, hundreds of rescue workers continued to search for a man and his two children, aged 4 and 13, who were caught by floods late Saturday evening on a bridge over the Gardon River in Dion, north of Nimes, in the state of Nimes. Announce. The children's mother was rescued and taken to hospital.

In Dunes, Gard department, a helicopter participated in the search operation on Sunday and flew over the raging Gardon area. The fire department was also on duty supported by rescue dogs and drones.

An emergency call came in from a car in Godargis on Sunday morning, and the call was lost shortly afterwards. According to preliminary investigations, two women were on their way to Spain. Another man went missing in the village of San Martin de Valamas in the neighboring province of Ardèche.

An orange warning level was declared in Gard and six other departments on Saturday due to extremely heavy rainfall caused by Storm Monica.