1,600 evacuated as flash floods hit southern France

1,600 evacuated as flash floods hit southern France

More than 1,600 people have been evacuated from campsites after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in southern France.

At least one person, a 70-year-old man, has been reported missing, with authorities deploying around 400 firefighters and police – and four helicopters – to carry out rescue operations.

According to reports, 119 children rescued from the Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas campsite have been moved to emergency shelters. 

The severe weather comes after southern France and much of Europe experienced an intense heatwave. 


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