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"Apocalyptic scene" in Italy: Tornado hits the coast - dead and injured

2021-09-15T04:02:05.011Z

Two people were killed and several injured in a severe storm in Italy. A windpipe knocked over several cars.



Two people were killed and several injured in a severe storm in Italy.

A windpipe knocked over several cars.

Pantelleria - A tornado hit the Italian Mediterranean island of Pantelleria on Friday evening.

There were dead and injured.

Around 7 p.m. the whirlwind hit the northern area of ​​Pantelleria, in the Campobello area, as

reported by

La Repubblica

.

The storm covered roofs of houses and apparently knocked over six cars.

Two people were killed in the storm, the Ansa news agency reported nine injured.

"Apocalyptic scene" in Italy: Tornado hits small island in the Mediterranean

The dead are therefore two residents of the island between Sicily and Tunisia: a pensioner and a firefighter who was not on duty.

They were sitting in two different cars and driving down a street.

The storm threw them out of the vehicles and killed them.

A rescuer spoke to

La Repubblica

of an "apocalyptic scene" and explained: "The whirlwind came from the sea and in a few seconds it whirled up houses and cars that were driving along the island's bypass".

An injured man who is being treated at the hospital told

La Repubblica

: “We were suddenly thrown to the side of the road, but luckily the car did not overturn.

We managed to open the doors and sought shelter.

We live by a miracle ”.

However, there is a threat of further storms in southern Italy on Saturday.

The Italian civil protection authority has issued a severe weather warning and warned of strong winds and precipitation.

This weather is also hindering the cleanup work on Pantelleria.

(rjs)

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