12 people killed in Sicily floods after storms batter Italy

In Italy, flash floods caused by torrential rains have killed at least twelve people including nine members of a family.

Authorities have described the deadly floods as a tragedy. The bodies of the victims were found in their house in Castel-daccia on the country’s southern island of Sicily.

A number of people are also missing following the heavy floods. Rescue workers have been dispatched to the area to find possible survivors.

The flooding has forced authorities to close schools and public places. The heavy storms and floods across Italy have claimed the lives of more than 30 people so far. Authorities put a number of regions on high alert in the wake of the floods.

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