“At least nine people have drowned in the stormy waters of the Mediterranean in southern France,” the statement reads.
It is noted that people were taken to the sea when they were swimming in stormy weather on several beaches on the south coast.
Five people aged 60 and 70 died in the Hérault department, two people, aged 58 and 71, died in Bouches-du-Rhône, and two more died on the beach in the municipality of Lecat, department Aude.
Due to bad weather in the region, an orange level of warning about thunderstorms, rains, and floods was announced.
As it was reported earlier, France was covered by heavy rain, which provoked floods. Due to heavy rains in some areas, the water rose by more than a meter.