A couple dies in northern France whose car was swept away by the waves

A couple who were driving in their car died on the night of Sunday to Monday in Normandy, one of the northern regions of France shaken by the storm of wind and rain, when their car was swept away by the water in a passage flooded by blows from sea.

The firefighters, quoted by local media, indicated that they received an emergency call from a 70-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man who were stuck with their vehicle on a stretch of road flooded by seawater in Bricqueville sur Mer. , a few miles north of the city of Granville.

Firefighters from various positions and even a Civil Protection helicopter traveled to the scene, but communication ended up being cut off.

The helicopter finally located the vehicle underwater and when the two occupants were extracted from it, they were already dead.

The Eunice and Franklin storms, which have been affecting a large part of Europe’s northwestern fa├žade throughout the weekend, have also caused several injuries in France and extensive material damage in the regions of Normandy, Brittany and Hauts de France.

In the latter, this Monday there were problems on some railway lines and twenty schools in the department of Nord Pas de Calais had suffered various damages.

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