At least 16 people have been killed, and three others are missing, following violent storms and flooding, in southeast France.
Violent storms and flooding have hit southeast France, killing at least 16 people with three more missing, officials say.
Three elderly people drowned when their retirement home near the city of Antibes was inundated with floodwater.
Others died trapped in their cars in tunnels and underground car parks as the waters rose.
French President Francois Hollande announced a state of “natural disaster” in the affected region.
He thanked rescuers and expressed the “solidarity of the nation”.
Hollande offered condolences as he visited the retirement home in the town of Biot and urged residents in the region to remain cautious, saying: “It’s not over.”