The Stranglers rocker Jean-Jacques Burnel has told of his horror after several of his neighbours were killed when severe flooding hit the South of France.

The bassist lives in the region and he was stunned when heavy rains earlier this month (Feb14) caused a deluge which left many roads impassable and several local residents dead.

He tells Mojo magazine, "There have been roads blocked and a few people killed. But it's normally fantastic down here."