France floods: 1,600 people evacuated after heavy rain

France floods: 1,600 people evacuated after heavy rain

A man is missing and 1,600 people have been rescued after severe flooding hit parts of southern France popular with British holidaymakers overnight.

The public prosecutor for the region confirmed to AFP that the president and vice-president of the association that brought the children from Leverkusen to the village of Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas were being held on suspicion of causing unintentional injury and endangering the lives of others.

A top regional official, Thierry Dousset, told French news channel BFM TV that the some 750 people evacuated came from five campsites.

Four German children had been hospitalised for hypothermia in Bagnols-Sur-Ceze, a town on the Ceze River.

Ms Buchanan was left with a "frightening" drive through floodwaters that had hit a site near a river in the neighbouring Ardeche region.

A 70-year-old German man was said to be missing after reportedly being swept away inside his van at one campsite.

Trapped by a muddy, fast-flowing torrent after the Ardeche river burst its banks he sought shelter inside his caravan, but the vehicle was swept away.

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"Driving in our camper van was very frightening as the road by the river was completely under water and waterfalls had appeared from nowhere crashing down the gorge".

"No one has suitcases".

About 400 firefighters and policemen, backed by four helicopters, helped in the evacuations and performed rescue operations, the French interior minister said.

Residents in the area were urged to monitor the weather and give flood waters time to recede.

Flood alerts continue across the southeast region, and 17,000 homes in the southwest and northeast are without power.

Roads remained close throughout these Gard, Ardeche and Drome, but will be reopening as the water level gets lower.

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