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Aerial shots show damage caused by severe weather in southeastern France

Footage released by the French army shows helicopters taking off to rescue people in the hinterland of Nice after severe weather hit southeastern France and northern Italy. Torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and triggering landslides.

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