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Storm "Xynthia" lash western Europe

Violent winter storm "Xynthia" kills 62 in western Europe

A violent winter storm, dubbed "Xynthia," has lashed western Europe, killing at least 62 as of Tuesday. Full story

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Storm Xynthia

Xynthia was a violent European windstorm which crossed Western Europe on 26–28 February 2010.

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France mourns for victims, tries to draw lessons in aftermath of deadly storm

2010-03-05 03:18:52 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Five days after the violent winter storm Xynthia swept France, killing 53 people and leaving a massive devastation behind, the country mourned for the victims on Thursday, while criticism on the risky practice of building houses by the sea also emerged in those affected regions.

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2010-03-03 11:26:00 GMT SINA.com The French President described the fatalities in Atlantic seaside towns and villages as a "human drama with a terrible death toll" as he pledged emergency aid of almost £3 million.

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2010-03-03 10:41:40 GMT SINA.com French rescue workers, some of them in dive gear, searched for survivors Tuesday in homes submerged by flood waters after a deadly storm battered France's Atlantic coast this weekend.

Residents clean destroyed houses in Chatellaillon, southwestern France

2010-03-03 11:19:42 GMT SINA.com France's government has declared a natural disaster, enabling victims to claim compensation and free up insurance claims. France will also seek European Union aid for the region.

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2010-03-03 11:13:13 GMT SINA.com The storm, named Xynthia, was the worst in France since 1999 when 90 people died. Prime Minister Francois Fillon held an emergency cabinet meeting and afterward called the storm a 'national catastrophe.'

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2010-03-02 07:24:53 GMT SINA.com Rescuers have waded through floodwaters in France looking for more bodies after a fierce storm killed at least 60 people in western Europe.