At least 8 killed in landslides on Italian island

Destroyed cars are depicted in Casamicciola, southern Ischia island, after heavy rains that caused landslides in Italy on November 26, 2022. (ANSA/Ansa/AFP via Getty Images)

MILAN—A storm-triggered landslide on the southern Italian island of Ischia has killed at least eight people, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Saturday.

The news agency ANSA reported that at least 10 buildings had collapsed and many more people were missing, including at least three children.

At least 100 people were stranded in isolated areas of the island, and the mayor urged people to stay home.

Firefighters were engaged in rescue operations. Reinforcements were being sent from nearby Naples, but the weather made it difficult to reach the island by motorboat or helicopter.

Associated Press