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Italy: At least two killed in devastating Palermo flood02:25

Italy: At least two killed in devastating Palermo flood

Italy, Palermo
July 15, 2020 at 22:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

A sudden thunderstorm left the Sicilian capital submerged in water, with at least two people killed, Wednesday.

People could be seen swimming while trying to get throw the flooded Palermo streets, with vehicles seen damaged and debris scattered around.

"It all happened in 40 minutes," one of the locals explained, adding, "we were in the car under the bridge and suddenly we see the water level going up inside the car going up, it starts touching my children's feet."

According to local reports, 130 mm of rainfall hit the city in just several hours.

Italy: At least two killed in devastating Palermo flood02:25
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A sudden thunderstorm left the Sicilian capital submerged in water, with at least two people killed, Wednesday.

People could be seen swimming while trying to get throw the flooded Palermo streets, with vehicles seen damaged and debris scattered around.

"It all happened in 40 minutes," one of the locals explained, adding, "we were in the car under the bridge and suddenly we see the water level going up inside the car going up, it starts touching my children's feet."

According to local reports, 130 mm of rainfall hit the city in just several hours.

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