Bad weather: various dead in Italy and France

European Union expresses solidarity

05 ottobre, 12:34

(ANSAmed) - TURIN / PARIS, 05 OTT - At least five people were reported dead in the Italian region of Liguria and at least four in France, with several others missing, as a wave of bad weather caused flooding over the weekend that devastated northwestern Italy and southeastern France.

Another two people died on Saturday, including a 36-year-old whose car was swept away by the Sesia river in the province of Vercelli, Piedmont, and a firefighter in Arnad, near Aosta, who was killed by a fallen tree.

A man is still missing in the Lombardy province of Pavia.

The five bodies found on Sunday in the Liguria province of Imperia, between Sanremo and Ventimiglia, include four that washed ashore and another one that was found in the Roya river.

The victims still need to be identified and could be people who were reported missing in southern France.

On Sunday the body of a man who drowned in his car was found in Saint-Martin-Vésubie, in southeastern France that was pummeled by bad weather on Friday night.

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that mid-week he will travel to the department of Alpes-Maritimes, the region of Nice, that was devastated by bad weather.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed the full solidarity of the Union towards Italy and France and the willingness to provide ''further assistance at this difficult time''. (ANSAmed).

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