1 dead as floods sweep parts of France

Nearly 1,300 homes have been affected by floods in northern France, local media reports

Esra Taşkın  | 04.01.2024 - Update : 05.01.2024
1 dead as floods sweep parts of France Rescuer workers continue search and rescue operations at flood-hit areas in Pas-de-Calais, France on January 03, 2024.


At least one person died as floods continued to sweep northern and eastern parts of France, local media reported on Thursday. 

The dead body of a 73-year-old man was found in a submerged vehicle in the Loire-Atlantique region, according to the French daily Liberation.

The man, who had been reported missing, was believed to be driving his car on a road that was closed to traffic due to floods.

Separately, a total of 371 people were evacuated from their homes in the northern French department of Pas-de-Calais.

It was reported that a total of 1,299 homes in 189 villages had been affected by the floods in the department.

On Thursday, the French weather agency issued a red alert until Thursday for Pas-de-Calais amid floods.

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