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A handout photo made available on October 4, 2020 by the French Etat-Major des Armees shows people arriving at Nice airport after they were evacuated from areas hit by torrential rain and flash floods in the south of France. Two people died in Italy and eight were missing in France on October 3 after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the border area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off whole villages and triggering landslips, as hundreds of rescuers raced to find stranded survivors. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ETAT-MAJOR DES ARMEES / Terence WALLET" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS -- NO ARCHIVES / AFP / Etat-Major des Armees / Terence WALLET / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ETAT-MAJOR DES ARMEES / Terence WALLET" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS -- NO ARCHIVES
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Workers check water and gas networks following a mudslide on October 4, 2020 in Garessio, Piedmont, after storms lashed the region. Two people died and 30 others were missing on October 3 after storms lashed southern France and northern Italy, with roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and thousands left without power. / AFP / Vincenzo PINTO
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A handout photo made available on October 4, 2020 by the French Gendarmerie shows people arriving at Nice airport after they were evacuated from areas hit by torrential rain and flash floods in the south of France. Two people died in Italy and eight were missing in France on October 3 after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the border area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off whole villages and triggering landslips, as hundreds of rescuers raced to find stranded survivors. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /GENDARMERIE NATIONALE" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / AFP / GENDARMERIE NATIONALE / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /GENDARMERIE NATIONALE" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Emergency personnel remove fallen trees from a bridge in Breil-sur-Roya, south-eastern France, on October 4, 2020, after extensive flooding caused widespread damage in the Alpes-Maritimes departement. French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts after floods cut off several villages near the two countries' border, causing widespread damage and killing two people in Italy. Eight people remained unaccounted for on the French side of the border after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and triggering landslips. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT
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Flooded area is seen from a fire brigade helicopter in Ornavasso, Italy, October 4, 2020. Vigili del Fuoco/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO.
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Residents clean items and the street following a mudslide on October 4, 2020 in Garessio, Piedmont, after storms lashed the region. Two people died and 30 others were missing on October 3 after storms lashed southern France and northern Italy, with roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and thousands left without power. / AFP / Vincenzo PINTO
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A worker looks at a mud covered street in Breil-sur-Roya, south-eastern France, on October 4, 2020, after extensive flooding caused widespread damage in the Alpes-Maritimes departement. French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts after floods cut off several villages near the two countries' border, causing widespread damage and killing two people in Italy. Eight people remained unaccounted for on the French side of the border after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and triggering landslips. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT
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A handout photo made available on October 4, 2020 by the French Gendarmerie shows people arriving at Nice airport after they were evacuated from areas hit by torrential rain and flash floods in the south of France. Two people died in Italy and eight were missing in France on October 3 after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the border area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off whole villages and triggering landslips, as hundreds of rescuers raced to find stranded survivors. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /GENDARMERIE NATIONALE" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / AFP / GENDARMERIE NATIONALE / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /GENDARMERIE NATIONALE" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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A police officer walks amongst vehicules submerged in mud in Breil-sur-Roya, south-eastern France, on October 4, 2020, after extensive flooding caused widespread damage in the Alpes-Maritimes departement. French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts after floods cut off several villages near the two countries' border, causing widespread damage and killing two people in Italy. Eight people remained unaccounted for on the French side of the border after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and triggering landslips. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT
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An emergency worker uses a bulldozer to remove mud from a street in Breil-sur-Roya, south-eastern France, on October 4, 2020, after extensive flooding caused widespread damage in the Alpes-Maritimes departement. French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts after floods cut off several villages near the two countries' border, causing widespread damage and killing two people in Italy. Eight people remained unaccounted for on the French side of the border after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and triggering landslips. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT
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Emergency personnel use a chainsaw as they attempt to remove fallen trees from a bridge in Breil-sur-Roya, south-eastern France, on October 4, 2020, after extensive flooding caused widespread damage in the Alpes-Maritimes departement. French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts after floods cut off several villages near the two countries' border, causing widespread damage and killing two people in Italy. Eight people remained unaccounted for on the French side of the border after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and triggering landslips. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT
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Residents clean a street following a mudslide on October 4, 2020 in Garessio, Piedmont, after storms lashed the region. Two people died and 30 others were missing on October 3 after storms lashed southern France and northern Italy, with roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and thousands left without power. / AFP / Vincenzo PINTO
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Workers pump muddy waters following a mudslide on October 4, 2020 in Garessio, Piedmont, after storms lashed the region. Two people died and 30 others were missing on October 3 after storms lashed southern France and northern Italy, with roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and thousands left without power. / AFP / Vincenzo PINTO
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Enedis workers remove mud from an electrical box in Breil-sur-Roya, south-eastern France, on October 4, 2020, after extensive flooding caused widespread damage in the Alpes-Maritimes departement. French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts after floods cut off several villages near the two countries' border, causing widespread damage and killing two people in Italy. Eight people remained unaccounted for on the French side of the border after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and triggering landslips. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT
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A resident stands by his porch following a mudslide on October 4, 2020 in Garessio, Piedmont, after storms lashed the region. Two people died and 30 others were missing on October 3 after storms lashed southern France and northern Italy, with roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and thousands left without power. / AFP / Vincenzo PINTO
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A worker clears a road bridge with a mechanical digger following a mudslide on October 4, 2020 in Garessio, Piedmont, after storms lashed the region. Two people died and 30 others were missing on October 3 after storms lashed southern France and northern Italy, with roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and thousands left without power. / AFP / Vincenzo PINTO
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Resident look at a mud covered street in Breil-sur-Roya, south-eastern France, on October 4, 2020, after extensive flooding caused widespread damage in the Alpes-Maritimes departement. French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts after floods cut off several villages near the two countries' border, causing widespread damage and killing two people in Italy. Eight people remained unaccounted for on the French side of the border after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and triggering landslips. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT
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Bystanders gather on a pile of mud near a partially submerged vehicle on a street in Breil-sur-Roya, south-eastern France, on October 4, 2020, after extensive flooding caused widespread damage in the Alpes-Maritimes departement. French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts after floods cut off several villages near the two countries' border, causing widespread damage and killing two people in Italy. Eight people remained unaccounted for on the French side of the border after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and triggering landslips. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT
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Updated 04 October 2020

France and Italy step up rescue efforts after floods

France and Italy step up rescue efforts after floods

French and Italian rescue services stepped up their search efforts on Sunday after floods cut off several villages in the mountainous border regions, causing widespread damage and killing three people.