Four dead in southern France flooding, up to 18 missing

Four people have died and up to 18 more are missing in floods and heavy rain in southern France, a spokeswoman for Alpes Maritimes prefecture said on Monday (October 5).

French media have reported that three days after storm Alex ravaged several villages around the city of Nice on the French Riviera, authorities are struggling to account for the number of victims as many roads are still blocked by debris.