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.