At Least 7 Dead as Violent Storms Hit France, Greece, and Italy

By Accura News on 25 November 2019
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Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy

At least seven people are dead following a series of violent storms that swept through France, Greece, and Italy over the weekend.  Thousands remain without electricity after flash floods left a trail of “biblical destruction,” as reported in Greek newspapers

A landslide in northwestern Italy near the town of Liguria caused a viaduct on the A6 autostrada to collapse.  No one was injured when the bridge collapsed, said officials at Autostrada dei Fiori, which manages the highway.

In northern Italy, one woman died when her car was swept away by rising waters from the Bormida River and there was flooding in Turin and Lake Como.  Venice was once again hit with acqua alta, high water.

Meanwhile, flash floods in France’s Côte d’Azur region claimed the lives of  at least four people.  Two people are still believed to be missing, officials said.

In Antirio, Greece,, two men died when their sail boat broke free of its moorings and capsized after being hit by gale-force winds.  Officials reported at least one person missing in Kineta, a beach town near Athens.

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