Italy: Ten people dead due to flood, heavy rains in Ancona

Italy: At least ten people have died as a result of flooding and heavy rainfall close to the city of Ancona on Italy’s Adriatic coast, according to Italian officials.

Following excessive rain and floods in the province of Ancona in the Marche region, the Ansa news agency reported on Thursday night that four persons were still unaccounted for, including two children and a mother.

According to Luigi D’Angelo of the National Civil Protection Department, “there is a tremendous continuous emergency reaction on the ground” and that “approximately 420 millimetres of rain fell in around two or three hours.”

Francesco Acquaroli, the Marche’s president, warned of a “very dangerous meteorological situation” on Facebook.

In the seaside town of Senigallia, north of Ancona, emergency services had already advised inhabitants to seek higher ground on Thursday.


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