In a tragic incident, 3 emergency workers got killed in a helicopter crash near Marseille. They were on a rescue mission in southern France where floods have left two dead, officials said Monday.
On a rescue and reconnaissance flight in the Var area during Sunday night, their EC145 helicopter lost radio and radar communication.
At 1:30 am near the town of Rove, the three were emergency workers lost life. In a statement Minister Christophe Castaner and Laurent Nunez, Secretary of State, have said.
The circumstances of the accident determine by inquiry.
“While France is preparing today to pay tribute to 13 of its soldiers who died serving it (in Mali), our country is losing three everyday heroes who gave their lives to protect the French,” Castaner and Nunez said.
The floods in the French Riviera struck the fresh torrential rains. It was week after severe weather left six people dead killed two people on Sunday.
The Var and the neighbouring Alpes-Maritimes regions are on red alert for floods. It disrupted train services and cut the A8 motorway for four hours Sunday evening.
Several cultural and sporting activities have also been called off. This was due to bad weather, including Monaco’s Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 match. Heavy rains caused the deaths of six people in the Var over the past weekend.