France Floods Death Toll Rises To 25

French authorities say the death toll from the worst flooding in south-eastern France in more than 180 years has risen to 25.Tuesday's torrential rain sent torrents of mud pouring through towns and villages in the Var department, inland from the Cote d'Azur.Scores of people are still housed temporarily in schools and other buildings after their homes were swamped.French prime minister Francois Fillon says he will head a meeting of ministers to discuss aid measures and president Nicolas Sarkozy plans to visit the area next week.The Var department prefecture said in a statement the number of dead had risen to 25."The emergency services are concentrating for the time being on clearing up in order to rebuild minimal living conditions for the population affected by the disaster," it said.Emergency operations have halted and the Var's prefect, Hugues Parant, says the death toll might rise still further as floodwaters recede.More than 350 millimetres of rain fell on the Var on Tuesday, more t