Seven dead and three missing due to heavy rains in Italy

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Seven people have died and three others are missing in Italy after torrential rains lashed the center of the country this morning, according to firefighters, who have received hundreds of calls in recent hours about the damaging effects of the water.

All the deaths were reported in the Marche region (in the center), which recorded 400 millimeters of rain in just two hours, “that’s a third of the rain that falls in a year,” the head of the Italian civil police said. Defense, Fabrizio Curcio, who travels to affected areas.

The force of the hurricane has caused numerous landslides, causing huge flows of water and mud that have destroyed many of the hardest-hit towns in the province of Ancona, while firefighters are working to find victims of the hurricane, which has also felt itself. Regions near Tuscany and Umbria.

In the Senigalia district of Ancona, four dead bodies were found in a garage, as well as the bodies of two other men, and the last victim was found in his car, which had been swept away in the water, along with another person. who managed to escape by clinging to a tree.

Among the missing is a six-year-old boy who was in a car with his mother, who was rescued by firefighters, and a minor who was swept away by the current, local media said.

Around 200 firefighters have been working since last night in the affected areas, between the provinces of Ancona and Pesaro-Urbino, where they are searching for missing people after the rain stopped moving south of the country.

Ieri abbiamo avuto events exceptional, absurd and impetuous. Check out the beautiful square @ piazza di Cantiano sommersa da Mud e Detriti fa stringere il cuore. Note that 7 are killed and 3 Colpite delle Marche are scattered throughout the territory of Delania. #Alluvione #16setembre

— Alex (@pazz_lex) September 16, 2022

“It was a very brutal event” when, in just two hours, “a third of the annual rainfall was recorded, causing a disaster,” Curcio assured Sky 24, adding that “we must prepare for difficult conditions. Winter” and that ” It’s important to get used to incidents like this, there will be more of them.”

Mayor Sassoferrato, also in Ancona, one of the most affected cities, where many are missing, assured that they had received no special alerts warning that something like this could happen, just regular warnings of wind and rain. . .

“We did not foresee such a disaster. Everything happened within an hour. Now the sky is clear,” Mayor Maurizio Gracie told Radio Capital.

15 September 2022
🇮🇹 #Italy | Heavy rains have caused severe flooding in Senigalia

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