Italy floods: Fierce cyclonic storm causes chaos in southern Italy

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Shocking footage shows roads submerged under raging flood water and roads and buildings being left overwhelmed after more than 300mm of rain fell in just a few hours. A red alert warning had been issued for the northern tip of Sicily and Calabria in southern Italy. So far, the extreme weather has claimed the lives of at least two people. One victim, a 53-year-old man, died after being swept away in Gravina, north of Catania. Meanwhile, the body of a second victim was found by workers on Sunday near the Sicilian town of Scordia, and his 54-year-old wife is reportedly still missing.

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Italy is a republic in central Europe which forms a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea as well as bordering France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily form part of the main territory of Italy. Italy is part of the Eurozone, having entered the common currency on 1st January 1999.

The capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

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