18 May 2023

Italy floods: thousands flee after six months of ‘apocalyptic’ rain in a day

Flooding in northern Italy has forced more than ten thousand people to flee their homes.

At least 13 people have been killed as 21 rivers burst their banks in the Emilia Romagna region.

There have been hundreds of landslides and dozens of towns and villages have been flooded by days of heavy rain.

Many areas have been cut off and the death toll is expected to rise.