08 February 2023,   07:31
Seven dead and five missing after torrents of mud sweep through Italian town

The death toll from a mudslide on the Italian island of Ischia has now risen to seven, writes Euronews.

A wave of mud and debris caused by heavy rain devastated the small town of Casamicciola Terme in the north of the island - situated off the coast from Naples - early on Saturday morning.

By Sunday evening, Italy’s government declared a state of emergency on Ischia, with five people still missing.

Earlier, search teams pulled the body of a young girl from her family home as they dug through the mud for a second day. The Italian press also reported that 13 people were injured.