Two families in Sicilian country house is surprised by a storm: nine dead


The heavy weather has once again deadly casualties. In Sicily there are nine dead from a flooded house met.

Divers took Saturday night during a ‘dramatic intervention’ nine bodies from a flooded house in Sicily. The house was in Casteldaccia, in the province of Palermo.

After the heavy rainfall increased the water of a river is suddenly very strong, messages Italian media. The victims were from two families, including children.

“A terrible tragedy has touched us”, said the mayor of Casteldaccia, Giovanni Di Giacinto. The river would never risk have formed.

Since more than a week camps, large parts of Italy with strong rain, storm and strong winds. With the victims of the Saturday night rises the death toll already over twenty victims.


The head of the civil protection called the situation in the north of the country Saturday ‘apocalyptic’. Millions of trees would be in the Dolomites uprooted by winds with speeds of up to 180 kilometers per hour, and streets were destroyed by mudslides.

The ‘vioolbossen’ in Val Saisera and Paneveggio, the wood is used for the famous Stradivarius-violins, were also heavily impacted. ‘A quarter of the vioolbos no longer exists’, it sounds. “It will take two centuries to take in order to recover.’

In many places there is no electricity and drinking water.

According to the Italian civil protection is the onweersgolf ” one of the most complex meteorological situations over the past sixty years’. The weather will in the coming days, not much improve.

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