French environment minister says she fears more bodies will be found as waters recede in central villages

A third person has died in France from the country’s worst flooding in decades, as the death toll across Europe reached at least 17 in a week.

The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, did not give any details about the latest victim of the floods, which caused the river Seine in Paris to rise to 6.1 metres (20ft) overnight.

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Source: Guardian Environment