Loss of 7 people due to heavy rains in France

Seven people have gone missing in southeastern France, including two children from the same family, as they attempted to cross bridges submerged by water due to heavy rains.

Water trapped a family of four, including two children aged four and thirteen, as they tried to cross a bridge by car north of the city of Nîmes, according to local official Frédéric Lozano.

According to “France Presse,” the search for the father and two children continues, while rescuers managed to find the 40-year-old mother, who was in the car and was transported to the hospital, according to the same source.

Meanwhile, a helicopter hovered over the village of Dion, while firefighters were busy searching for other missing persons with the help of drones and trained dogs.

Around five o’clock Sunday morning, emergency services received a request for help from drivers facing difficulties in Goudargues before losing contact with them. Search efforts for them also continue.

In the neighboring Ardèche region, the disappearance of a man has been reported since Saturday night in the village of Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche due to heavy rains, and an orange alert has been declared in six regions of southeastern France due to unprecedented rains associated with Storm Monica.

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