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Five killed during heavy floods

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Five killed during heavy floods

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POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe – At least five people were reported killed after torrential rains caused widespread flooding on the French Caribbean island, officials confirmed.
President Nicolas Sarkozy is due to visit the island this weekend for a previously planned trip. His spokesman said that he has expressed the government’s “solidarity” with the victims’ families.
The National weather service Meteo France said today that up to 20 centimetres (7.9 inches) of rain had been recorded over the last two days.
French television showed images of a sport utility vehicle stranded in deep water in Les Abymes, a town north of the capital Pointe-a-Pitre.
Police said the five bodies had been recovered including the four passengers inside the sport utility vehicle. (CMC)