Storm Alex: Floods and landslides hit France and Italy

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At least two people have died and up to 20 are still missing after a powerful storm hit south-eastern France and north-western Italy.

Named Alex, the storm brought fierce winds and torrential rain.
A number of villages north of Nice in France suffered serious damage from floods and landslides, with roads, bridges and homes destroyed.
In north-western Italy, flooding was described as “historic”. A section of a bridge over the Sesia river collapsed.

What’s the latest in France?

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has deployed the army and released emergency funds to tackle the worst floods for decades in south-eastern France.
Up to 20 people are either missing or have not checked in with relatives.

“There are very many people of whom we have no news,” Mr Castex said. (BBC)

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