Aug 18, 2018

Pair escape as Uber plunges into sea in Cannes

Two Britons managed to escape a sinking Uber car after it drove into the sea off the French Riviera. Nick Christoforou managed to open the door and swim to safety after the vehicle plunged off the end of a jetty in Cannes. Uber said the driver, who also escaped, was "No longer able" to use its app. "One minute I was in the back of an Uber heading home, and the next I was in the sea," said 31-year-old Mr Christoforou, from north London,. "An Uber spokeswoman told the newspaper:"We contacted both passengers to ensure they were OK and are offering counselling while they await the outcome of their [insurance] claim.

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