January 18, 2022


World News

Floods wreak havoc and kill at least 3 in Sardinia

At least three people died in the Sardinian town of Bitti, as flooding caused by heavy rains hit the Italian island since Friday.

Collapsed roads, damaged cars and buildings, and upended trees could be seen across Bitti on Saturday, as well as a square covered in mud.

Families living in the lower part of the town were ordered to evacuate. The River Cedrino, which flows in the east part of Sardinia, has flooded in several locations.

A red alert was issued by the Civil Protection. Bitti has been isolated since Friday night, as roads, electricity and telephones have been cut off.

The only way of communication as of Saturday is a radio link set up by the police for the mayor Giuseppe Ciccolini.