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Italy: Tornado hits southern island, kills 2

Two wrecked cars that were swiped by a tornado lay on a road in the Italian southern island of Pantelleria

Two wrecked cars that were swiped by a tornado lay on a road in the Italian southern island of Pantelleria

A tornado hit a small Italian island in the Mediterranean on Friday, killing at least two people and seriously injuring four.

The storm on the island of Pantelleria, which is a popular tourist spot, swept up several cars.

According to the Italian news agency ANSA, an off-duty firefighter who was stationed on the island and an 86-year-old man were among the dead.

The whirlwind also ripped down a coastal road in seconds, media reports said.

Meanwhile, a hospital helicopter from nearby Lampedusa island was prepared to provide help once the weather conditions improved, ANSA reported.

dvv/fb (AFP, AP, dpa)


Updated : 2021-09-20 20:43 GMT+08:00