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Rescuers among five dead as storm hits French Riviera

PARIS: The crew of a rescue helicopter were among five people killed as heavy rain pounded France s Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region.The Dragon helicopter lost radio contact while on a reconnaissance and rescue mission in a storm-hit area near the inland town of Le Luc, the Interior Ministry said.The bodies of the three people on board the helicopter were found near Marseille. An investigation is under way. The administration for the Var region said two other people were killed in the storm, including a stable owner whose vehicle was swept away by floodwater as he tried to check on his horses. Six people were killed in flooding around France s Mediterranean coast a week ago.


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