Flash flooding triggered by torrential rain has left sixteen people dead and three missing in southeastern France, according to president Francois Hollande, who visited the disaster-struck areas. “It’s not over,” Hollande said, as cited by AP.

Local officials and emergency services had earlier given conflicting casualty estimates. On Saturday evening, the disaster hit the Alpes-Maritimes region, which borders Italy on the Mediterranean coast. Over a period of just three hours, twice the average monthly amount of rain poured down. CONTIINUE