Severe flooding around the French Riviera on Saturday and Sunday morning local time has caused at least 13 fatalities.

French President Francois Hollande said in a statement that people were found dead in the towns of Cannes, Biot, Golfe-Juan and Mandelieu-la-Napoule. He said the rains also caused serious damage.

Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said some of the 13 victims had been trapped in a parking lot and some in a retirement home. Detail regarding the causes of death were not yet available. Read more…

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Heaving flooding around the French Riviera claims at least 13 lives