Three French flood rescuers killed in helicopter crash

Elias Hubbard
December 3, 2019

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Three emergency operators perished in a helicopter crash near Marseille while on a saving mission in southern France where waves have transmitted two dead, Police officials have stated.

Two other folks perished on Sunday, November 1, by way of the floods within the French Riviera, which used to be hit by way of contemporary torrential rains per week after critical climate transmitted six useless.

On December 2, 2019, the Civil Security Eurocopter EC145 helicopter, call sign "Dragon 30", had taken off from Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS/LFML) and was en route to Le-Luc-en-Provence, in the neighboring region of Var, to carry out a reconnaissance and rescue mission when radio and radar contacts were lost.

The ministry sent condolences to the families and colleagues of the victims of the crash and said that investigations to determine the full circumstances of the crash had been initiated.

Within the Var area, a herdsman used to be swept off as he used to be making an attempt to traverse a ford in his 4×Four whilst getting to his flock. His body was found in his vehicle late Sunday 300 metres (yards) downstream from where he was last seen, the prefecture said early Monday.

President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that even though Sunday´s red alert for the area had since been lifted the atrocious weather "leaves behind it lands devastated and plunged into mourning by the flooding". Share news tips with us here at Hivisasa!

Hundreds of people gathered in Paris on Monday to honour 13 soldiers killed while battling jihadist insurgents in Mali, ahead of a national ceremony to mourn a disaster that has prompted soul-searching over the costs of the six-year campaign in West Africa.

Local officials reported the deaths of two people swept away by the flood waters. The other was the owner of a stable who had been out watching over his animals.

Quite a lot of social and carrying occasions have been additionally ordered off because of the risky climate, together with Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 pageant at Monaco.

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