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Deadly Landslide Tears through Italian Island of Ischia
Deadly Landslide Tears through Italian Island of Ischia

Deadly Landslide Tears through Italian Island of Ischia

Rome, 27 Nov (ONA) --- A number of people are feared to have been killed after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains swept away homes on the island of Ischia, near Naples.

The torrent of mud and debris dislodged trees, engulfed buildings and dragged cars into the sea as it reached the coast early yesterday (Saturday).

The body of a woman was reported to have been found under the mud, and several other people are still missing.

The ANSA news agency, citing local police, said that buildings had been engulfed, with mud and water reaching the first floor of the houses.

Dozens of homes are cut off, with bad weather hampering rescuers.

--- Ends/Khalid