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Floods in Gard: the indignation of the mother and grandmother of the victims

While the bodies of the father and one of the couple's two children were destroyed. discovered Monday and Tuesday, the mother and grandmother of the victims expressed her anger on March 12.

The emotion is palpable in Gard. This Tuesday, March 12, the body of a little girl was discovered. discovered in the waters of the Gardon à midday. The victim matches à the 4-year-old girl who had been missing since Sunday, after her family's car was trapped by the floods in the department, during the passage of storm Monica. The family, made up of two parents and two children, was returning from dinner at their grandmother's house when their vehicle crashed. was found trapped by the waters at the time when he was crossing a submersible bridge. Only the mother was able to be rescued. the arrival of emergency services on site. 

This Tuesday, the mother of the father, and therefore grandmother of the children, Christiane, spoke at length to BFMTV. Saying optimistic about the fate of her 13-year-old grandson, still wanted, the grandmother also expressed her anger ;D. According to her, her daughter-in-law, who was driving at the time of the incident, is not someone who is reckless. Furthermore, and still according to her, the mother would never have borrowed money. the bridge if the barrier had been properly closed. "It's not true", she again assured" with our colleagues, returning to the information according to which the bridge would have been destroyed. closed &agrav; 23 hours. And to add: "Ça'aété closed that'à A quarter to midnight! My son would never have borrowed money. this bridge with his two children à on board and his companion, if he had been closed." The grandmother has already opened the door. assured &agrav; BFMTV that it intended to go all the way, if ever it was necessary to file a complaint, against the state in particular. < /p>

While the two children remained untraceable this Tuesday morning, the search to try to find them resumed for the third day, around 8 a.m., after a stop operations during the night. The searches took place along the Gardon, downstream of Dions, a village of 500 inhabitants north of Nîmes, near which the car which sheltered the children was   oacute;summer carried away by the waters. "The vehicle of the missing wasé found downstream of the submersible bridge" on Sunday, had revealedé Monday the prefect of Gard on X.

This Tuesday afternoon, in a press release, the Public Prosecutor confirmed that that the body discovered on Monday was indeed that of the father of the two children. #39;missing 41-year-old man, distraught, explained at Parisien having welcomed the family for dinner on Saturday : "When they left, around 11 p.m., it was raining hard, but there was nothing alarming either. It was my daughter-in-law who took the wheel, she doesn't drink a drop of alcohol and is never reckless."

The searches were more likely to succeed this Tuesday, according to the spokesperson for the Gard firefighters, Michel Cherbetian, contact é by AFP. He explained that the water level had fallen again, returning the Gardon to a usual level and allowing “to refine the research”, particularly in areas which remained ;nbsp;inaccessible or submerged on Monday. During floods, missing people can be carried away by rivers over several tens of kilometers and be found further away, later. ;eacute;cisé the fireman. The man did not rule out the possibility of that the two children are not found.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116