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Catastrophic flooding in Italy leaves 9 dead, forces thousands to evacuate

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2023
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A major disaster is underway in northern Italy, where massive flooding is blamed for at least nine deaths. Thousands of people have been forced out of their homes in the drought-affected region north of Florence. Many have been rescued, including a pregnant woman, an elderly man and a small child seen clutching for dear life amid rising floodwaters. "I've lived here since 1979," said Cesena resident Edoardo Amadori. "I've seen floods go by, but I've never seen anything like this." Powerful rapids swelling from rivers have washed away bridges, submerged...

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