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Flood ravages Italy – VOR

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Laaska News Oct. 30,2011

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The number of victims of the flood which has devastated  the northern and central regions of Italy has reached 9 people.

In the town of Monterosso al Mare, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the ground floors of buildings have been covered with mud as a result of mud slides. The municipal authorities have declared that Monterosso does not exist any more. However, volunteers are trying to save the ancient town.

The whole area of Cinque Terre where the town is situated has been badly affected by mud slides.

Pope Benedict XVI has expressed his condolences to the people of  Italy and Thailand who have suffered from floods.

Laaska News.