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Northern Italy is battered by atrocious weather

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Northern Italy is battered by atrocious weather

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A wave of wet weather has hit Northern Italy causing rivers to burst their banks inundating numerous towns and villages.

The river Secchia overflowed on the outskirts of
Modena while in Bastiglia some residents were trapped in their homes after failing to get out before the flood water poured in.

Emergency crews have had to evacuate about 100 people.

More heavy rain is expected.