The bodies of two elderly people, a couple, have been identified after their discovery in Italy.

They are two inhabitants of Breil-sur-Roya.

The results of the exceptional floods of October 2 therefore amount to 9 victims and 9 missing persons. 

The bodies of two inhabitants of the Roya valley, a couple, were identified after their discovery in Italy, bringing the toll of the exceptional floods of October 2 in the Alpes-Maritimes to nine dead, we learned Thursday from of the Nice parquet floor.

Two elderly people washed away in their house

These two elderly people had been swept away by the waves in their house in Breil-sur-Roya, reports


, who revealed the information.

There are now nine people still missing, according to the prosecution.

The balance sheet is long and difficult to establish, in particular because of bodies exhumed from cemeteries which were washed away by the waves.

This situation complicates the work of the gendarmes to identify the real victims of the recent bad weather.


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The floods of October 2 literally devastated parts of the Vésubie and Roya valleys in the Nice hinterland.

Colossal reconstruction of roads, bridges, water and electricity networks are needed at a cost of at least one billion euros.