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Dozens missing as Storm Alex ravages south-eastern France

Eight people were missing in France after a storm hit the border regions near Italy, bringing record rainfall in places and causing heavy flooding that swept away roads and damaged homes, authorities said on Saturday (October 3).

The storm, dubbed Alex, ravaged several villages around the city of Nice on the French Riviera. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi called it the worst flooding disaster in the area for more than a century after flying over the worst-hit area by helicopter.

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