Storm caused severe damage in Italian Sardinia

Storm caused severe damage on the Italian Mediterranean island of Sardinia. The water masses flooded villages and caused a bridge to collapse. At least two people were killed.

Masses of water in the streets, at least two deaths and a bridge collapse: a storm caused severe damage on the Italian Mediterranean island of Sardinia.

According to the fire department, two people died, one of them aged 90, in a mud-covered house. The three deaths are also reported.

According to the fire department, a bridge collapsed near the village of Bitti. The rescue workers counted a total of more than 150 missions. The search for missing people continues. The civil defense authority warned residents not to leave their homes because the water level could change very quickly.

A road in Sardinia has been washed away by water. In the village of Bitti, a street was washed away by the masses of water.

The civil protection agency warned not to leave the house because the water level could change very quickly. A red weather warning level applied to the popular holiday island of Sardinia. The island of Sicily and the regions of Calabria on the tip of the Italian boot as well as Basilicata are also affected by the storm, but less severely. The weather front had moved in from the south of Morocco and the Iberian Peninsula. People had to expect severe storms for Sunday as well.

Storm in Sardinia : More heavy rains possible

According to the authorities, the island of Sicily and the regions of Calabria at the tip of the Italian boot as well as Basilicata are also affected by the storm, but less severely. The weather front had moved in from the south of Morocco and the Iberian Peninsula. Even in the further course of the weekend, people have to expect severe storms.

Last weekend, heavy rains in the same region had flooded places and country roads. The flood situation in the area around the town of Crotone in Calabria was particularly dramatic. Helpers with rubber dinghies and amphibious vehicles were using to free people trapped in cars and houses from the water. The fire brigade spoke of 200 rescue operations. But, there had been no injuries.

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