At least four people have died and one is missing in the flooding in southern Switzerland.

Iran PressEurope: Police in Switzerland’s Valais canton said another man was found dead in a hotel in Saas-Grund, adding that initial findings suggest he could have been taken by surprise by the rapidly rising waters.

A search is also underway for a 52-year-old man who has been missing in the village of Binn since Saturday evening, Valais Cantonal Police added in a press release Sunday. The public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the case of the missing man in Binn and the man found dead in Saas-Grund, police said.

The floods are a result of a rapid increase in water levels of several rivers, including the Rhône, caused by storms and melting snow, police said in Sunday’s press release. Police added the flooding has also caused debris flows and numerous road closures.


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