Seven people die as weekend of heavy rain brings landslides, floods and collapsed overpass
Seven people have died as violent storms swept through parts of France, Greece and Italy over the weekend, causing flash floods, landslides and the collapse of an overpass.
Greek media described the storms as leaving a trail of biblical destruction in some areas of the country while the overpass collapse in northern Italy brought back a chilling reminder of Genoas Morandi bridge giving way during a thunderstorm in August 2018, killing 43 people.
Flash floods in Frances Cte dAzur claimed the lives of four people, while two others are believed to still be missing. Three of the victims were found in cars that were swept away in floods in the Var region, and the fourth was among a group being rescued by the fire brigade when the dinghy carrying them to safety capsized.