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At Least 16 Killed, 3 Missing In French Riviera Floods

Two months' worth of rain hit the French Riviera in just two hours and caused torrential floods that killed at least 16, according to reports.

By Ryan Biek | October 4, 2015

A flash flood in the French Riviera killed at least 16 people Saturday.

Two months worth of rain hit France's southeastern region in just over two hours.

One witness told Sky News: "Before we knew it, within 20 minutes, you couldn't see the sidewalks even. There were rapids." (Video via France 2)

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Three people drowned in a retirement home and another three in cars when they were trapped in a small tunnel. (Video via BBC)

An elderly woman was also swept away on a street in Cannes, and another was killed at a campsite in neighboring Antibes. (Video via France 24)

At least three people are missing.

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