Deadly landslide rips through Italian island of Ischia

    WORLD  28 November 2022 - 05:58

    Several people are feared to have been killed after a landslide caused by heavy rain washed away houses on the island of Ischia, near Naples.

    The torrent of mud and debris dislodged trees, engulfed buildings and dragged cars into the sea as it reached the coast early on November 26, the BBC reported.

    The body of a woman was reported to have been found under the mud, and several other people are still missing.

    Dozens of homes are cut off, with bad weather hampering rescue operations.

    Resident Lisa Mocciaro told Ansa news agency of what she witnessed, stating "We started hearing loud thunder at about 03:00 then the first landslide came down, followed by a second one around 05:00. It was horrifying".

    Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi told reporters the situation was "very complicated" and that the people missing were believed to be trapped under the mud. Up to 155mm of rain fell over the course of six hours.

    According to Euronews, a first emergency package of €2 million was agreed upon during an extraordinary government meeting, said the Minister of Civil Protection Nello Musumeci.

     

    Caliber.Az

    Subscribe to our Telegram channel


Read also

US President Biden promises assistance to Türkiye

06 February 2023 - 20:56

Ukraine urges IOC to bar Russia from Paris 2024 Olympics

06 February 2023 - 21:18

Zelenskyy recommends Vasyl Malyuk for Ukraine’s security chief

06 February 2023 - 21:00

MPs ask Georgia to let Saakashvili undergo treatment abroad

06 February 2023 - 20:28

US plans 200% tariff on Russian aluminum

06 February 2023 - 20:21

EU sends recovery teams to Türkiye to deal with quake consequences

06 February 2023 - 20:06
ADVERTS
Latest news

    Russia sends mobile hospital to quake-affected areas in Türkiye

    07 February 2023 - 09:25

    Earthquakes in Türkiye cover 10 provinces settled by 13.5 million people

    07 February 2023 - 09:20

    President Biden reaffirms US readiness to help Türkiye respond to quake tragedy

    07 February 2023 - 09:13

    Azerbaijan sends military medical personnel to Türkiye

    07 February 2023 - 09:06

    Azerbaijan sends mobile hospital to quake-affected regions of Türkiye

    PHOTO

    07 February 2023 - 09:01

    China begins single-capacity 16 MW turbine, powered wind farm construction

    07 February 2023 - 09:00

    Azerbaijani servicemen accomplish British military course

    07 February 2023 - 08:51

    Qatar sends envoy to Afghan capital to meet with Taliban

    07 February 2023 - 08:46

    Britain still tying shoelaces in global race to dominate green technology

    07 February 2023 - 08:34

    Erdogan declares 7-day national mourning in Türkiye

    07 February 2023 - 08:20

    India to ban Chinese-linked betting and loan lending apps

    07 February 2023 - 08:14

    Europe’s decade of the spy

    Analysis by Politico

    07 February 2023 - 08:03

    Series of deadly earthquakes kill 2,921 in Türkiye

    UPDATE / VIDEO

    07 February 2023 - 08:00

    Tidal energy to see major expansion this decade

    07 February 2023 - 07:43

    How Russia decides to go nuclear

    Analysis by Foreign Affairs

    07 February 2023 - 07:32

    Iraqis protest over killing of YouTube star by her father

    VIDEO

    07 February 2023 - 07:02

    Will electric cars reach price parity with petrol, diesel cars?

    07 February 2023 - 06:33

    Germany's far-right AfD marks 10 years since its founding

    PHOTO

    07 February 2023 - 06:04

    EU deforestation law triggers ire of its trading partners

    07 February 2023 - 05:34

    NHS strike: Re-open pay talks, hospital bosses plead

    07 February 2023 - 05:05

    Turkish construction companies outfoxing China in Africa

    07 February 2023 - 04:35

    Lithuania raises 6 million euro for air defence radars for Ukraine

    07 February 2023 - 04:04

    How to shelter from nuclear explosion

    PHOTO

    07 February 2023 - 03:33

    India opposition attacks Modi on silence over Adani allegations

    07 February 2023 - 03:03

    US warns Türkiye on exports seen to boost Russia's war effort

    07 February 2023 - 02:32

    Germany's Scholz pledges rapid onshore wind power expansion

    07 February 2023 - 02:01

    China’s ultra-fast economic recovery

    Analysis by The Economists

    07 February 2023 - 01:31

    Bipolar currency regime to replace the dollar’s exorbitant privilege

    07 February 2023 - 01:02

    Masdar opens office in Azerbaijan to support nation's clean energy objectives

    07 February 2023 - 00:32

    Romania wants to buy Caspian gas

    07 February 2023 - 00:01

    Pentagon sees warship boondoggle. Congress sees jobs

    Analysis by The New York Times

    06 February 2023 - 23:33

    Problem of logistics: is the US sending Ukraine the wrong tank?

    Analysis by Financial Times

    06 February 2023 - 23:03

    EU’s natural gas cuts likely to spill into next year

    06 February 2023 - 22:32

    Russia’s technocrats keep funds flowing for Vladimir Putin’s war

    06 February 2023 - 22:01

    How India earns each rupee, where it goes

    06 February 2023 - 21:44

    Financial Times: How spy balloon pops US-China rapprochement

    Opinion by Gideon Rachman

    06 February 2023 - 21:31

    Ukraine urges IOC to bar Russia from Paris 2024 Olympics

    06 February 2023 - 21:18

    Presidential aide meets with international travelers

    06 February 2023 - 21:11

    Zelenskyy recommends Vasyl Malyuk for Ukraine’s security chief

    06 February 2023 - 21:00

    US President Biden promises assistance to Türkiye

    06 February 2023 - 20:56

    Turkish Cargo to deliver humanitarian aid to disaster area for free

    06 February 2023 - 20:49

    Azerbaijan, UK discuss Baku-Yerevan peace process

    06 February 2023 - 20:42

    Russia-Georgia trade turnover increases by 50% in 2022

    06 February 2023 - 20:35

    MPs ask Georgia to let Saakashvili undergo treatment abroad

    06 February 2023 - 20:28

    US plans 200% tariff on Russian aluminum

    06 February 2023 - 20:21

All news