According to a report on Saturday citing local police, Thirteen people were missing on the Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide caused by heavy rain engulfed some buildings.
A rainstorm that began at 0400 GMT caused flooding and landslides on the island, according to the Italian fire brigade. The fire brigade mentioned difficulties in getting to the island with motorboats and helicopters due to bad weather but did not provide information on how many people were missing.
According to Gianni Capuano, an official with Italy’s Civil Protection, a young child is among the missing, and families in danger are being evacuated.
Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni stated that she was in close communication with Civil Protection Minister Nello Musumeci, the Civil Protection Department, and the Campania Region in order to “monitor the evolution of the wave of terrible weather that has hit Ischia.”