- November 25, 2019
- Posted by: EuIndia Chambers
- Category: News
Several people have died in southern France and northern Italy after high floodwaters swamped cars. The rainstorms sweeping across southern Europe also caused a bridge to collapse near the coastal city of Savona, Italy.
Torrential rains struck northern Italy and southern France over the weekend, killing at least four people and bringing a new wave of flooding to Venice.
A section of highway caved in near the flooded Italian coastal city of Savona
A 30-meter (100-foot) section of highway caved in near a viaduct close to the flooded Italian coastal city of Savona, leaving cars stranded on the precipice of the remaining stretch of road.
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Emergency services and sniffer dogs were deployed to find potential victims but, as yet, none had been found.
In the northern Italian region of Piedmont, a 52-year-old woman who had been missing after her vehicle was swept away after a river’s banks burst, was found dead on Sunday. Italian media stated that two other people in the car had managed to escape in time.
Evacuations in Italy, 2 dead in France
In Alessandria, located between Turin and Milan, 200 citizens were evacuated.
Around 500 citizens were also evacuated in the Aosta Valley, where roads were closed because of a fear of potential avalanches.
Venice once more suffered floods, though the levels were lower than those experienced earlier this month, when the Italian city suffered record-breaking water levels.
In France, two people were killed and one was missing after floodwaters swamped cars and turned roads into rivers.