Draguignan


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Draguignan

(drägēnyäN`), town (1990 pop. 32,851), capital of Var dept., SE France, in Provence. It is a rural town with some medieval remains. Tourism and textiles are the major industries. The old summer palace of the bishops of Fréjus (18th cent.), now a museum, is there.
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Philippe Guemas, deputy prosecutor in Draguignan, told Europe1 radio: "To our knowledge there has never been a burglary like this in St Tropez where gas was used to knock out the victims.
Several people were still missing yesterday, the deputy prefect of Draguignan, Corinne Orzechowski said.
Telephones and water service were also out in the hardest-hit town of Draguignan as well as in neighbouring towns.
People were trapped in floating cars and more than 2,000 people slept in schools after Draguignan and Le Luc, close to where David Beckham owns a villa, were hit by up to eight feet of water.
Eleven of the deaths were in Draguignan, in the Riviera back hills scattered with olive groves and small vineyards.
Telephones and the water service were also out in the town of Draguignan, the hardest-hit, as well as in some neighbouring towns.
Firefighters and helicopters were sent to rescue hundreds of people trapped in their vehicles, houses, or on rooftops in the Draguignan area on Wednesday.
It was dramatic," said Draguignan mayor Max Piselli.
This event was triggered by French Resistance reports that the German forces were planning to retaliate against the citizens of Draguignan because they had begun displaying Free French flags and initiating actions against the Germans.
There, in the city of Draguignan (Var), the Seventh Army made a surprise landing in southern France on Aug.
The train ride from Cannes to the little town of Arc Draguignan took about 45 minutes.