At least eight people have died in a landslide caused by heavy rainfall on the Italian island of Ischia, according to press reports citing the Minister of Infrastructure on Saturday.
“There are eight confirmed dead after the landslide in Ischia,” said Matteo Salvini, who is also Deputy Prime Minister and head of the Antimigrant League, quoted by the AGI agency and the daily. La Repubblica.
The landslide occurred in the town of Casamicciola Terme, in the north of the island, and “buried a house” and threw several cars into the sea, said the fire department, adding that they were looking for of the missing. Earlier in the day, the agencies specified that thirteen people were wanted.