• 13 dead after heavy flooding in French Riviera

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    NICE, France: Violent storms and flooding along the French Riviera killed 13 people by early Sunday, emergency responders and local officials said, including three who drowned in a retirement home inundated when a river broke its banks. Five others are believed to have died as they sought to park their cars under shelter, according to local authorities, while emergency responders said three others drowned in their car when it became stuck inside a tunnel. Heavy flooding along the Cote d’Azur, in France’s southeast, saw the River Brague burst its banks close to the city of Antibes and sent deadly waves crashing into the nearby home for the elderly. A woman in her sixties also died on the street in the resort city of Cannes when huge storms hit the region on Saturday night, sending water and debris coursing down submerged roads in the famous festival town and in its glamorous neighbor, Nice.

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