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7 including children were killed in a terrible landslide in Italy

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  • 28 November, 2022 15:26:06

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International desk:  7 people were killed in a terrible landslide in Italy. Among the dead are children and newborns. Besides, 5 more people are missing in this incident. These landslides occur in the country due to heavy rains.        

A state of emergency has been declared across Italy. Reuters and The Local reported this information in a report on Monday (November 28).  

At least seven people were killed on the southern Italian island of Ischia in a landslide triggered by heavy rain, a country official said on Sunday. Among the dead are a newborn and two children. 

The official named Claudio Palomba said in a press conference that five people are still missing in the landslide.

Trees, buildings and cars were washed away by torrents of mud and debris after heavy rains hit coastal areas near Naples in the European country early Saturday morning. At least 13 people remained missing since then. The bodies of 7 of those missing were recovered on Sunday.

Several pictures and videos circulating online showed buildings collapsing as a result of the landslide and several cars drifting towards the sea. One resident described the landslide as a 'water and mud waterfall'.

Meanwhile, in a separate report, The Local newspaper reported that the Italian government declared a state of emergency on Sunday after a deadly landslide in the southern Italian island of Ischia.

Italian Civil Protection Minister Nello Musumesi said the state of emergency was declared after an emergency cabinet meeting and the release of the first tranche of a relief fund of two million euros.

Besides, more than 200 rescuers are still searching for the missing people and hundreds of volunteers, including others, are busy cleaning the streets of the city knee-deep in mud.

Local authorities have urged residents of Ischia to stay indoors to avoid any disruption to rescue operations, The Local reported.


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