Landslide kills at least seven on Italy's Ischia island
November 28, 2022 / 6:46 AM
People work on the damaged street in Casamicciola, following heavy rains that caused a landslide on the island of Ischia, southern Italy
Sharjah24 - Reuters: At least seven people, including a newborn baby and two children, were killed on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town, an official said on Sunday.
Five people were still missing, Naples prefect Claudio Palomba told a news conference. Dozens of emergency workers rushed to the island while rescue divers searched the waters off the coast, he said.
A wave of mud, debris and stones broke away from the island's highest mountain on Saturday and crashed down over houses and roads in and around town of Casamicciola Terme.
Photographs and aerial video showed buildings smashed by the landslide and several cars pushed into the sea by what one resident described as "a waterfall of water and mud".