Floods Leave Several Dead in Germany as Rains Spread to France

  • At least five people die, according to local police and media
  • French authorities on high alert as heavy rains move westward

Flooding in the city Simbach at the Inn on June 1.

Photographer: Falk Heller/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Torrential rain, thunderstorms and flash floods that have inundated towns in southeastern Germany in recent days took the death toll to at least eight as forecasters warned of continuing severe weather spreading northward and westward into France.

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