Weekend of Flooding Leaves Several Dead in South of France

At least five people were killed in the South of France on Sunday, December 1, amid widespread flooding. Of that total, three were aboard a helicopter that crashed on a rescue mission near Marseilles.

Also killed was a shepherd in the Var, whose 4×4 was swept away by floodwater, local news reports said. In the same region, the owner of a stables was found dead after he was swept off while checking on his animals.

The Var, the Alpes-Maritimes, and the Vaucluse remained on orange flooding alerts on December 2, France Meteo said. Credit: SDIS 06 via Storyful