France floods: 1,600 evacuated, German lacking at campsite

A flooded campsite in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, southern France. Photo: 9 August 2018 Symbol copyright AFP/Getty Photographs Symbol caption A campsite in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas was broken via rapid-flowing torrents

Heavy floods have pressured the evacuation of 1,600 folks – most of them campers – in southern France, officers say.

They say a 70-yr-old German guy who was once serving to to oversee youngsters at certainly one of the summer season camps is missing.

The worst-hit spaces are Gard, Ardèche and Drôme. Greater Than 400 firefighters and police – besides as 4 helicopters – had been deployed.

The flooding comes after southern France – and much of Europe – experienced unusually sizzling weather.

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In a statement (in French), the French inside ministry mentioned six departments were put on a flood alert.

Image copyright AFP/Getty Photographs Image caption Tents were destroyed within the Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas campsite

in one summer time camp in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, 119 children were evacuated.

The missing German was once supervising the youngsters on the camp.

Trapped by means of a quick-flowing torrent, he sought safe haven inside of his caravan – however the vehicle was swept away, the AFP information agency reports.

Divers have been known as in, because the search operation was continuing.

Several people were taken to health center with minor injuries, officials said.

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