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Landslide after a storm on the Italian island of Ischia: many dead and missing

Landslide after a storm on the Italian island of Ischia: many dead and missing

On the Italian island of Ischia, several people have died after a severe storm and landslides – not yet confirmed – and a search is underway for the missing. The damage to the island in the Gulf of Naples – next to Capri – is enormous.

Residents of Ischia have been asked not to leave their homes this weekend. Weather conditions also hampered rescue work.

Authorities in the northern coastal town of Casamicciola are looking for 13 people, including at least three children. People were accordingly living in houses destroyed by the mudslide. Meanwhile, the authorities evacuated people from their homes, the Civil Defense tweeted.

According to the firefighters, they have been on duty since early morning due to floods and landslides. Emergency services rescued two people from a car that had been tossed into the sea.

However, reinforcements sent from the mainland had difficulty reaching the resort island, whether by ship or helicopter. At least 100 people are stuck in remote parts of the island.

Ferries from Naples to Ischia were interrupted this Saturday.

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