Two die from massive flooding in South East France

A partially submerged car is seen on a flooded street after heavy rain fall in Le Muy, France, November 24, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Two people were found dead on Sunday after massive flooding that has hit southeastern France since Friday, causing major damage in the region, local authorities said.

One person was found dead near Muy, between the towns of Nice and Marseille, the police prefecture of the Var department said in a statement. Another body was found in a car in Cabasse, a village nearby, it added.

Several rivers burst their banks in southeastern France, causing major damage as homes were flooded and trees, cars and boats were swept along by the waters. 

Rainfall continued in the region on Sunday, but was less intense. Floods were expected to subside during the day, Meteo France said in a statement.