Capsized cars as seen the roads of after they were hit by a landslide in Casargo, near the Italian town of Lecco, in the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 7. (ANSA via AP)
Around 200 people have been evacuated after a landslide hit a northern Italian town near Lake Como, overturning cars in its wake.
The town of Casargo in the Lombardy region was hit by a landslide Tuesday evening that was triggered by torrential downpours.
No casualties have been reported, but authorities continue to remove debris and wreckage from the community’s streets.
Farmers, who raise goats and cows in the region, also remain cut off due to blocked roads, agricultural lobby group Coldiretti said.
Rescuers work to clear mud from a road in Codesino, near the northern Italian town of Lecco, in the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 7. (ANSA via AP)
The sheer force of the landslide, which turned into a torrent of mud, tore down fences and engulfed cars in its path. Officials who evacuated civilians and tourists moved people to safety in a local hotel.
“The regional offices and civil protection volunteers are working to bring the situation back to normal as soon as possible,” said Attilio Fonatana, president of the Lombardy region.
During the landslide, a nearby bridge with unmanned vehicles on it collapsed while strong winds uprooted trees, Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported.
Lombardy has been repeatedly hit with flooding and poor weather conditions in recent weeks; Italy has also endured various heatwaves and freak storms, leaving several dead and causing millions in damages to the country’s agriculture.
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Floodwaters flowing through a residential area of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu
At least 47 people have been killed by flash floods and landslides caused by monsoon rains in Nepal, the country’s home ministry has said.
Another 29 are missing after being either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since the delayed annual downpours began hitting the region on Friday, the national emergency operation centre said.
Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 others rescued from flooded areas while more than 10,000 people are believed to have been displaced.
Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 rescued in Nepal
Continuing bad weather has grounded helicopter rescue flights.
Thousands of police and soldiers have been clearing roads and other workers repairing power and phone lines.
On Saturday, officials in India reported at least a dozen people had been killed and more than a million affected across the Himalayan border.
Men carry a fridge away from rising floodwaters
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The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) in Haiti reports that 2 people have died in floods after torrential rain in Ouest Department during the evening of 02 July, 2019.
The rain caused flash flooding in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. At least 3 people are still missing and 5 others were injured. The floods also caused material damage, destroying 12 houses. Mud and flood debris have blocked roads and disrupted traffic.
DPC said that evacuations were carried out in the commune of Carrefour and emergency teams have been mobilized to assist affected residents and carry out the damage assessments.
Further severe weather could affect the country over the coming days and the DPC called on residents in risk areas to be vigilant.
This is the second spate of deadly flash floods in the department in the space of 4 weeks. In early June at least 4 people died after heavy rain triggered flash flooding in Ouest Department from 03 to 06 June, 2019. DPC reported over 500 flooded houses in the communes of Cabaret, Arcahaie, Cité Soleil, Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Tabarre and Gressier.
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