The government declared a state of emergency
At the emergency meeting held today, the government declared a state of emergency.Source: Tanjug
The Italian government has set aside two million euros for rescue services and the restoration of public services.
The government expresses its closeness to the citizens, mayors and cities of the island of Ischia and thanks the rescuers who are searching for the victims, according to the announcement of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, AP reported.
The prefect of Naples, Claudio Palomba, confirmed that in a landslide with mud deposits and landslides, which rolled down the slope of the elevation towards the port of Casamicciola, two women died, a girl whose body was pulled out of the family home today and a 31-year-old woman, whose body was found yesterday.
Another 10 people are missing in Casamicciola, who are feared to be buried under mud and rubble. In addition to the dead and missing, four people were injured, and more than 160 were displaced.
Very heavy rain triggered yesterday before dawn a huge landslide with deposits of mud and landslides that rolled down the slope of the elevation towards the port of Casamicciola collapsing everything in front of it and carrying entire buildings and vehicles into the sea.