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Rain and floods Struck Italy and France as landslide sweeps away motorway bridge

Torrential rain left three people dead and two lost throughout France and Italy at the weekend, causing flooding and also a landslip that sailed a motorway viaduct.

Two French divisions were nevertheless under Meteo France amber weather warnings on Sunday night, whilst flooding sirens appeared once more in waterlogged Venice.

The rain has been the hottest in a wave of intense weather in the area.

SIAS, the firm operating the street, said it had been carrying out investigations to evaluate the circumstance.

Officials said there were no indicators of any casualties even though a sniffer-dog investigation of muddy debris.

Photographs of the harm revived memories of this 2018 collapse of this Morandi bridge in Genoa, just 50 kilometers (30 miles) off, which claimed 43 lives.

From the Piedmont area, a 52-year-old girl who had been lost after her car was swept away when a river burst its banks had been found dead Sunday. Local press reported that two additional folks in the automobile had managed to escape in time.

1 girl was reported lost, Italian press said.

The other 500 people were evacuated farther north from the Aosta Valley, in which streets were closed due to the possibility of avalanches.

Back in France, two people died and one had been missing as substantial floodwaters swamped automobiles and turned streets into rivers.

1 body was found at the village of Le Muy, only northwest of France’s Mediterranean coast, local officials at the southern Var region stated.

The next figure, of a guy in his 50s, was discovered at the village of Cabasse at a vehicle, the regional police said, without providing further information.

A third person, in his 70s, was missing in the village of Saint-Antonin-du-Var after heading out through night amid heavy rain.

The city of Roquebrune-sur-Argens from the Var area was especially badly affected and only accessible by helicopter or boat, the regional authorities said.

Many rivers burst their banks throughout southeastern France, causing significant damage as houses were flooded and trees, boats, and cars had been swept along by the oceans.

Some 4,500 families are left without power across Var and Alpes-Maritimes. In some places of the Var area, the equivalent of a couple of weeks of rain fell in only 24 or even 48 hours.

Jean-Luc Videlaine, prefect of Var, told AFP that the rains were of”historical” intensity, including that the harm could be”considerable”. Though water levels were going down, ” he added that the situation has been”away from returning to regular”.