Liguria, Tuscany mudslides

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A torrential rainstorm that stretched over Italy from the Alps to Sicily on Oct. 25-26 caused flash floods and mudslides that ripped through villages in the Tuscany and Liguria regions. At least seven people were killed, homes were demolished and several roads and bridges were destroyed.

Heavily damaged by mudslides were Aulia and Massa-Carrara in Tuscany and, in Liguria, Borghetto Vara, the area around La Spezia and, hit especially hard, two of the five villages of the Cinque Terre: Monterosso al Mare and Vernazza.

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A torrential rainstorm that stretched over Italy from the Alps to Sicily on Oct. 25-26 caused flash floods and mudslides that ripped through villages in the Tuscany and Liguria regions. At least seven people were killed, homes were demolished and several roads and bridges were destroyed.

Heavily damaged by mudslides were Aulia and Massa-Carrara in Tuscany and, in Liguria, Borghetto Vara, the area around La Spezia and, hit especially hard, two of the five villages of the Cinque Terre: Monterosso al Mare and Vernazza.