Floods in the Alpes-Maritimes. A seventh victim identified

The body of a septuagenarian found Saturday, October 24 was identified as being that of an inhabitant of Saint-Martin-Vésubie, who disappeared during the bad weather in the Alpes-Maritimes, bringing the number of victims of these exceptional floods, we learned this Monday, October 26 from the Nice prosecutor’s office.

The body of the pensioner, who disappeared with his wife on October 2 in Saint-Martin-de-Vésubie, was found in the bed of the river on Saturday, according to Nice morning.

Eleven people are still missing after these devastating floods in the Vésubie and Roya valleys, according to the prosecution.

Roya and Vésubie devastated

Three weeks after the tragedy, the balance sheet remains difficult to establish, in particular because of bodies exhumed from cemeteries which were washed away by the waves. This situation complicates the work of the gendarmes to establish the real victims of the recent bad weather.

Caused by the passage of storm Alex, the floods of October 2 literally devastated parts of the Vésubie and Roya valleys in the Nice hinterland. Colossal reconstruction of roads, bridges, water and electricity networks are now necessary at a cost of at least one billion euros.



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