One woman died, a dozen injured in a landslide on an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea
A woman was found dead today and about 10 people are still missing on the Italian island of Ischia in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 30 kilometers from Naples, after a landslide triggered by heavy rains collapsed a building, a local Italian official said.
Early this morning, heavy rain hit the port town of Kazamičola Terme, one of six small towns on the island of Ischia, causing flooding and collapsing buildings.
“It has been confirmed that one woman has died, and 10 more people are missing, including a child,” Naples prefect Claudio Palomba said at a press conference, adding that around 100 people living near the landslide area had been evacuated. Reuters reported.
Earlier today, the Italian Minister of the Interior Matteo Piantedosi denied his colleague in the government, the Minister of Infrastructure Matteo Salvini, who announced this morning that eight people lost their lives in the landslide.
Seventy firefighters are carrying out an operation on the island of Ischia in an effort to rescue the residents of damaged buildings and find missing persons, the Italian fire brigade announced on its Twitter account.
Firefighters previously announced that they had successfully pulled a car out of the sea and rescued two passengers, Reuters reported earlier.