At least three people presumed dead in Italian flooding

At least three people presumed dead in Italian flooding
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

At least three people are presumed dead in flooding and landslides in northern Italy.

Two elderly people are thought to be buried after their home was crushed in a mudslide.

Another woman trapped in her home has died of a heart attack.

The Mayor of Leivi, Vittorio Centanaro, told reporters: “The situation is really bad; it’s a tragedy. It’s a tragedy for the whole area. Every year we have to face this kind of situation.”

The regions affected by the torrential rain and flooding include Tuscany, Lombardy, Liguria and Emilia-Romagna.

Some towns are reported to have had more than 20 centimetres of rain in just 12 hours.

High alert levels are expected to remain in place until at least Wednesday evening.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.