Flash floods kill at least 12 in southeast France
Flash floods in south-eastern France

NICE: Flooding caused by torrential rain in the Alpes-Maritimes region insoutheast France caused at least 12 deaths, the French president’s office said on Sunday.

The downpour hit the region, which lies on the Mediterranean coast and borders Italy, on Saturday evening.

Local authorities said the flooding led to the closure of the A8 motorway and the train station in the resort town of Cannes. In Nice, a soccer match in the French first division was abandoned midway due to the rain.

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