Macron visits SE France villages devastated by deadly floods


President Emmanual Macron on Wednesday visited villages close to the Riviera in south-east France which were hit by exceptionally heavy rainfall last weekend when flash floods left four people dead and around 20 others still missing, with many homes and much of the local transport infrastructure destroyed. 

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A van clings to the edge of an Alpine ravine, tossed by an exceptional storm. A tattered French flag hangs off a tree uprooted by vicious floods. Emergency medics treat injured residents in a brasserie converted into a field hospital. With at least 12 dead and others missing, France and Italy are still assessing damage and cleaning up after violent rains that began Friday, sweeping away homes and unearthing bodies from cemeteries, reports FRANCE 24