NewsEuropeFirefighters locate an eighth body after the storm on the island of Ischia

Firefighters locate an eighth body after the storm on the island of Ischia

Damage caused by the storm in Casamicciola, on the island of Ischia, Italy – ITALIAN ARMY PRESS OFFICE / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOP

The emergency services have located this Monday morning the body of a man who disappeared due to a landslide on the Italian island of Ischia, with which the balance of victims officially rises to eight dead and five missing.

The Firefighters have confirmed on social networks the discovery of a body in Casamicciola and, according to sources cited by the public channel Rai, it is a man who was on the list of missing persons due to the events on Saturday. Among the deceased there is also a 21-day-old baby.

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Trace services have worked through the night in the affected areas, to which no more than 200 people have been able to return, according to the latest displacement count.

The Italian authorities have decreed a state of emergency for Ischia, as well as an endowment of two million euros to help the affected region.


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