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At least 10 people are dead after violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years. In the town of Trebes, near Carcassonne, the water in the Aude rose eight metres (26 feet) in just five hours, leaving residents scrambling to get out of their flooded homes.
Flash floods killed at least 13 people in southwest France, with roads swept away and streams become raging torrents as the equivalent of several months of rain fell overnight in the space of hours, authorities said on Monday. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9ghl
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