Floods in Sicily claims at least 10 lives

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News ID: 31035
Publish Date: 13:08 - 04 November 2018
TEHRAN, November 04 - For several days Italy has been suffering from heavy rains and storms that have devastated parts of the country taking the overall death toll to at least 17 people.

Floods in Sicily claims at least 10 lives

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Ten people have died in floods, including two children, around Palermo on the southern Italian island of Sicily..

The Agi news agency reported that a family of nine has been found dead in their house in Casteldaccia.

Territories from the far northeast to Sicily in the southwest have suffered significant damage from the storms, with the worst occurring in the northern regions of Trentino and the region around Venice where villages and roads have been cut off by landslides.

Heavy storms that hit Italy's northern regions earlier this week have caused one billion euros ($1.1 billion) worth of damage to the country's Veneto region, according to Veneto Governor Luca Zaia.

On October 29, the National Civil Defense Service announced the highest weather alert level for five northern Italian regions.

Source: Sputnik

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