Italian flood death toll rises to 11


Team Udayavani, Aug 22, 2018, 11:14 AM IST

Rome: Eleven hikers, up from eight, are now reported to have died in flash floods in Italy’s southern Calabria region, with five people still missing, rescue services said today.

Several hiking groups were caught yesterday afternoon by the flooding in the Raganello river gorge in southern Cozenza province, with local authorities saying that 23 people had been rescued.

They said the incident involved two groups of 18 hikers each, with powerful floodlights brought up to allow rescuers to work through the night.

A Dutch hiker, quoted in local media, said: “A real avalanche of water came unexpectedly. We did not have time to do anything. I was lucky, it was an incredible thing.” On Monday, this part of Calabria experienced several hours of heavy rain and strong winds although conditions began to improve during the evening.

The dramatic gorges carved by the Raganello river are only recommended for experienced hikers due to the many challenges posed by the route, which at certain times of the year is rendered off-limits, the AGI news agency reported.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Woman delivers baby on board Bhubaneswar-bound train

Telangana: Campaigning ends for Huzurabad bypoll

Rishi Sunak delivers Budget for ‘stronger’ UK economy

Public offices in Karnataka to have nodal officers to enforce COVID appropriate behaviour

Minor girl delivers baby watching youtube in Kerala, lover arrested under POCSO Act

NIA court convicts 10 people, acquits one in 2013 Patna serial blasts that left six dead

Shooter Avani Lekhara among 5 para athletes to get Khel Ratna, cricketer Shikhar Dhawan among 35 selected for Arjuna award

Related Articles More

Rishi Sunak delivers Budget for ‘stronger’ UK economy

Hiroshima atomic bombing survivor Sunao Tsuboi dies at 96

Lankan prez appoints task force led by controversial monk for ‘One Country One Law’

Cambodia announces phased reopening to vaccinated tourists

Trump could get big ‘bonus’ shares in new social media firm

MUST WATCH

News Bulletin 27-10-2021

Why is organ donation important?

How to do Organic Farming in India | Devdas Hebbar

Mid Day Meal at Dotihala school Koppala

Revenue Minister R.Ashok Say’s Save Kannada Language


Latest Additions

Woman delivers baby on board Bhubaneswar-bound train

Telangana: Campaigning ends for Huzurabad bypoll

Rishi Sunak delivers Budget for ‘stronger’ UK economy

Public offices in Karnataka to have nodal officers to enforce COVID appropriate behaviour

Minor girl delivers baby watching youtube in Kerala, lover arrested under POCSO Act

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.