Search for missing after Ischia landslide in Italy

27/11/2022 18:27:00

Emergency workers have stepped up efforts to find 11 people missing on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia a day after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town.

Emergency workers have stepped up efforts to find 11 people missing on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia a day after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town | Read more:

Emergency workers have stepped up efforts to find 11 people missing on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia a day after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town.

Rescue divers were searching the waters off the port of Casamicciola Terme, where a wave of mud, debris and stones broke away from the island's highest mountain yesterday and crashed over houses and roads, killing at least one person.Mike Pence giving evidence on Trump would be a sensation but it is still early days He said the situation was evolving but was “very serious” and complicated, with 12 people missing and people trapped under the mud.Bulldozers of civil protection volunteers at work, after the violent flood that hit the city of Casamicciola on the island of Ischia Image: Alamy Stock Photo ITALIAN RESCUERS ARE searching for a dozen missing people on the southern island of Ischia after a landslide killed at least one person.A wave of mud and debris swept through the small town of Casamicciola Terme early yesterday morning, engulfing at least one house and sweeping cars down to the sea, local media and emergency services said.

Several cars were pushed into the sea.Aerial video shots showed several buildings smashed by the landslide, which engulfed the town.A man (60) has been hospitalised with serious injuries.One resident described seeing"a waterfall of water and mud".About a dozen people were still unaccounted for by early yesterday evening, according to Claudio Palomba, prefect of Naples, of which the island is part.The prefect of Naples, Claudio Palomba, said the death toll was still one but 11 people were missing, adding that improved weather conditions should help search efforts.“It’s a complicated situation, houses have been uprooted by the landslide,” police chief Tiziano Laganà told La Repubblica.Densely populated, Ischia is a volcanic island which lies some 30km from Naples."We are afraid that there might be other victims, but so far the current figure is one dead," Luca Cari, a spokesman for the fire service, told AFP.

It draws visitors to its thermal baths and picturesque coastline.I’m trying to get there but the road beneath my house is blocked by a wall of cars and trees.“We are afraid that there might be other victims, but so far the current figure is one dead,” Luca Cari, a spokesman for the fire service, told AFP.Two families, including some children, were believed to be among the missing, according to local officials.Italy's new government led by Giorgia Meloni held a cabinet meeting today and issued a decree aimed at providing swift help to people in need following the disaster.Known for its natural hot springs, Ischia has a population of about 20,000 and is popular with Italian and foreign tourists.The decree includes an initial aid package of €2 million, Civil Protection Minister Nello Musumeci told reporters.However, he denied a statement by his colleague Matteo Salvini, the deputy prime minister and infrastructure minister, that eight people had died, saying this had not been confirmed.Statistics show the hilly island has a large number of houses that were built illegally, putting inhabitants at permanent risk from flooding and earthquakes.Much of Italy has been hit by heavy rain over the past week.Trees were upturned and cars left battered on the side of the road or in the water.

"People must understand that they can't live in some areas and buildings in risky areas must be torn down", Campania governor Vincenzo De Luca told state broadcaster RAI..– Guardian IN THIS SECTION.The fire service said earlier one house had been overwhelmed by the mud and two people had been rescued from a car that had been swept into the sea.

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