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Two dead in floods near Rome

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Two dead in floods near Rome
The latest tragedy means a total of 13 people have died in accidents related to the freak weather since October 10th. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP
15:16 CET+01:00
Two people died after becoming trapped in their car in a flooded underpass near Rome, as more heavy downpours hit Italy.

The pair became trapped after the underpass in Ciociaria, a town south of Rome, flooded on Thursday morning, Ansa reported.

Police tried to free them, but were unsuccessful.

Italy’s civil protection authority has issued a weather warning as more heavy rain and strong winds are expected in the region, as well as in Sardinia, Umbria, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna.

The latest tragedy means a total of 13 people have died in accidents related to the freak weather since October 10th.

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