Keyword: toll

Hurricane Irma: nine dead, seven missing in French Caribbean islands

As hurricane Irma moves north-west towards Cuba and the Bahamas, the French authorities said the death toll had risen to at least nine people with another seven missing on the devastated islands of Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin, with an estimated 80,000 left homeless on Saint Martin, where the French overseas territories minister Annick Girardin said she had witnessed looting.

Five dead, more than 3,000 evacuated in southern France floods

The flooding is considered more serious than the deadly overflows seen in 1999, amid violent storms that have swept the region for many days.

'Hundreds' killed in French Mali campaign

French defence minister claims 'several hundred' Islamist militants have been killed since France launched an offensive against them in Mali last month.