Italy: the country has suffered devastating rainfall for ten days

A veritable torrent descends the stairs of the metro. The Italians call this phenomenon a water bomb, when the precipitation is such that nothing is evacuated. In the Faculty of Medicine of Brescia, the students are struggling. Right next door, the passengers of a bus are castaways, in the truest sense of the term. In another region, a fire truck, from which we hear the deluge falling, no longer knows which street to take to access the victims.

15 people were killed

In Monterenzio, it is the emergency services that will need to be rescued. Throughout Italy, there are countless landslides, collapsing roads. It has been 10 days since the country suffered devastating rainfall. A total of 15 people were killed, mainly in Emilia-Romagna. A densely populated region, where hundreds of houses are uninhabitable, with a large number of flooded agricultural properties around. Waterlogged basements are destabilized, scientists warn: landslides can continue for several more weeks.

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