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Genoa battered by flash floods, 6 die

 Cars are piled up in a street of Genoa after torrential rains caused two nearby rivers to swallow and flood various streets of this Northern Italian ...
 Cars float in a street of Genoa after torrential rains caused two nearby rivers to swallow and flood various streets of this Northern Italian city, F...
 Cars and scooters are piled up in a street of Genoa after torrential rains caused two nearby rivers to swallow and flood various streets of this Nort...

Italy Floods

Cars are piled up in a street of Genoa after torrential rains caused two nearby rivers to swallow and flood various streets of this Northern Italian ...

Italy Floods

Cars float in a street of Genoa after torrential rains caused two nearby rivers to swallow and flood various streets of this Northern Italian city, F...

Italy Floods

Cars and scooters are piled up in a street of Genoa after torrential rains caused two nearby rivers to swallow and flood various streets of this Nort...

Torrential rains lashed Genoa and Italy's western coastline again Friday, triggering flash floods that killed at least six people as raging water uprooted trees and swept cars and furniture through the streets.
Luca Cari, spokesman for Genoa's fire department, told Italy's Sky TG24 that six people were confirmed dead and one person was missing. Two of the dead were reported to be children.
As two rivers broke their banks, authorities urged residents to move to the upper floors of buildings and warned that the worst could still come with rains forecast at least through Saturday.
"Oh God, it's a disaster, it's a disaster!" wailed one woman whose video of recycling bins, motorcycles and cars being swept along city streets was shown on RAI state television. "Oh God, it's a person," she said, zeroing in on an apparent corpse floating in the cappucino-colored rivers of mud.
At least 10 people died in floods that swept the sea coast near Genoa on Oct. 28. The Cinque Terre, a top tourist attraction, has been digging out the mud ever since.
Much of northern Italy was hit by heavy rains Friday, and flooding also reported in Venice.


Updated : 2021-02-25 22:20 GMT+08:00