BFF-49 Five dead in flash flood in Italy’s Calabria region

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Five dead in flash flood in Italy’s Calabria region

ROME, Aug 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Five people have died after a mountain
stream suddenly flooded in Italy’s Calabria region, local emergency services
said Monday.

“We can confirm five deaths, according to the police on the scene,” the
local civil protection unit told AFP.

According to local media reports the five dead were part of a group of
around 15 people walking along the Raganello stream in the Pollino national
park, 11 of whom were rescued.

BSS/AFP/FI/ 2248 hrs