A 1910s barge, fitted out by Le Corbusier to be a homeless shelter for the Salvation Army, has sank during flooding of the Seine river in Paris.

Named the Louise Catherine, the 70 metre-long concrete barge, which was renovated by Le Corbusier in 1929, sank on the 8 February 2018 as the Seine's water levels dropped following a period of flooding.

The craft, which was declared a historical monument of the city of Paris in 2008, was in the process of being renovated to become a museum and cultural centre.