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  • Updated: November 26, 2022

Landslide Leaves Dozen Missing In Italy

Heavy rainfall triggered landslides on Saturday on the Italian island of Ischia. This left as many as 12 people missing.

Italy's interior minister said no deaths were confirmed. In a statement, Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi said; “At the moment there are no confirmed deaths.”

Claudio Palomba, the prefect for the Naples region also said at least 12 people were missing.

Palomba also was quoted by Italian media as saying that no deaths had been confirmed.

As to the results of the heavy falls, streets were impassable and mayors on the island urged people to stay at home. At least 100 people were reported stranded.

The ANSA news agency reported that at least 10 buildings had collapsed.

The mountainous island is a popular tourist destination. In 2017, a 4.0 quake on the island killed two people, causing significant damage to the towns of Casamicciola and Lacco Ameno.

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