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Floods across Europe: Death toll rises as France declares natural disaster

People look at damaged cars after flooding caused by torrential rain in Cannes, France, October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Heavy rains across Europe have taken at least 10 people, most of them in Germany.

Five drowned in their own homes on Wednesday in Bavaria and central France.

Dozens of towns have been inundated and forecasters say water levels are expected to keep rising for several days.




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