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Animals left in pools of muddy water after devastating flash floods

| blog, Cannes, France, L&B World, Weather, World | October 5, 2015

Sea lions swim in a muddy and dirty water in the zoo of Marineland on October 5, 2015 in Antibes, southeastern France, after severe flooding. Violent storms and flooding along the French Riviera have killed at least 17 people and another four are still missing in what were described as "apocalyptic" scenes, local officials said on October 4. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENETJEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images
(Picture: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images)

This is the devastating scene at Europe’s biggest marine park – after flash floods left the attraction’s animals struggling to survive in mud-filled pools.

In the stark photos, the animals at Antibes Marineland can be seen swimming through the pools of muddy water – after floods tore through the French Riviera, leaving 17 people dead.

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Shocking images show extent of flooding in French Riviera

| blog, Cannes, L&B World, World | October 5, 2015

TOPSHOTS A boy stands next to rubble and damaged cars after violent storms and floods in Biot, southeastern France, on October 4, 2015. Violent floods along the French riviera killed 13 people by early Sunday, emergency responders and local officials said, including three who drowned in a retirement home inundated when a river broke its banks.AFP PHOTO / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENETJEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images
A boy stands next to rubble and damaged cars (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, including several who got trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home.

Around 27,000 households were also left without electricity after the Brague River overflowed and fierce thunderstorms poured more than 6.7 inches of rain (two months worth) in just… Read the full story

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