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Flooding in French Riviera and China claims dozens of lives

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MADISON (WKOW) -- At least 64 people were killed after devastating flooding caused by rainfall in the French Riviera and South China.

Tens of thousands remained trapped in their homes in France with no electricity or phone lines. More than 100 people scrambled onto a rooftop at a campsite last night waiting for helicopters to come to their rescue. At least 22 people were confirmed dead in France.

Meteorologists estimate as much as sixteen inches of rain fell on parts of the region, the worst flooding in 200 years. 

Heavy rains continued to batter regions of South China for the fifth straight day. Forty-two people were confirmed dead and over 36 are missing.  Chinese State Television today showed footage of flooded villages with stranded residents being rescued by emergency workers. 

Many people spent the night in emergency shelters. China State Television also reported disruptions to rail links after landslides swept away part of a railroad truck.

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