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Death of 6-year-old girl found in well ‘accidental’

Police have said they are treating the death of a six-year-old girl found in a well in south eastern France as accidental.

The girl was found at the bottom of a six-meter deep well in Colle-sur-Loup in the Alpes Maritimes region on Sunday evening.

“We’re currently working on the hypothesis of an accidental death, which we think is 99% possible,” said local police.

Before the death is officially declared as accidental, police are waiting for the results of an autopsy.

The well was reportedly partially filled with water and covered with a wooden plank for protection when the girl was found.

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ACCIDENT

Three die in kayak tragedy off northern French coast

Three people have died while kayaking off the northern French coast, authorities said Sunday.

Three die in kayak tragedy off northern French coast
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A fourth person aged 15 was rescued, suffering from hypothermia, and taken to hospital, they added.

The Amiens prefecture said the bodies of a man and a woman in their 50s were found on the beach at Crotoy after midnight while the body of another man was recovered later.

It said eight kayakers, members of a local club at Saint-Valery-Sur-Somme, set out Saturday afternoon but they split up into two groups, with four returning to base and the others continuing, aiming for Cayeux-sur-Mer down the coast.

The alarm was raised at 17:45 pm (1645 GMT), with two helicopters and rescue boats involved.

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