Torrential rain causes landslides on the Italian island of Ischia
Thirteen people are missing on the Italian resort island of Ischia after a landslide caused by heavy rain.
ANSA, citing local police, said that buildings were engulfed in mud and water reportedly reached the first floors of the houses.
The rainstorm, according to authorities, began at 4:00 a.m., sweeping away parked vehicles and even a boat, making it difficult to get to the island for help.
Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi said that it has not been possible to confirm whether there were victims. While earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said that eight victims were caused by the situation.
Dozens of people are believed to be missing, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
Gianna Capuano, an Italian civil protection official, told Sky TG24 that a small child was also among the missing.
Local authorities are urging residents to stay at home to prevent emergency services from providing the necessary assistance.