The damage is considerable in Breil-sur-Roya -


More than a month later, the deluge which ravaged the north of the Alpes-Maritimes claimed two new victims.

The bodies of a couple of nonagenarians, inhabitants of the town of Breil-sur-Roya, were found in Italy, where the Roya river flows.

Their identification was enabled by DNA analyzes,

the Nice public prosecutor


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on Thursday.

"This is the Sabatini couple" who were missing after the floods, also said Xavier Bonhomme.

Nine people still missing

Despite the recommendations of the municipal services to leave their house on the evening of October 2, when a downpour was falling on the department, the two spouses Anne-Marie and Louis Sabatini had preferred to stay at home in their house in the neighborhood. de Piene-Basse, recalls



All the dwellings in this hamlet located downstream from the village of Breil-de-Roya were washed away by the Roya river, the level of which had risen dramatically.

With this news, the toll of storm Alex in the Alpes-Maritimes department rises to nine confirmed deaths.

Two bodies found have still not been identified and nine people remain officially missing.


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