Torrential rains in central and northeastern France this week have caused deadly flooding, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, some on boats or kayaks.

Works of art stored in Paris’s most celebrated museums are also threatened by the flood.

A man on horseback was swept away by floodwaters on Thursday and found dead in Évry-Grégy-sur-Yerre, 30 miles southeast of Paris, the authorities in the Seine-et-Marne administrative department, where the town is located, said.

In Germany, heavy rains claimed the lives of nine people.


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