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Death rate in France rises to 606,000 in 2017

Montparnasse cemetery in Paris
Montparnasse cemetery in Paris Flickr/jan buchholtz

Last year, 606,000 people died in France, 12,000 more than in 2016, a consequence of the aging of "baby boomers" born after 1945 and a particularly deadly flu epidemic, according to a study published Monday by the INSEE.