'One dead, 10 missing' after torrential rain causes landslide on Italian island of Ischia

Nov 27, 2022 826

A woman was found dead and around 10 people were still missing on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide engulfed buildings during heavy rain on Saturday, a local government official said.

The landslide struck in the town of Casamicciola Terme following heavy rainfall in the early hours of the morning, bringing serious flooding to the northern part of the volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 30 kilometres from Naples. "Currently the confirmed death toll is one, a woman. Eight missing persons have been found, including a child, and there still are around 10 missing," the prefect of Naples Claudio Palomba told a news conference.

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SOURCE: https://www.euronews.com

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