Malta blog
Show Menu

Twelve killed in Sicily as storms cause landslides and floods




At least 12 people have been killed by severe weather on the island of Sicily, bringing the overall death toll from the storms sweeping Italy to 29, officials said on Sunday.
Torrential rain triggering landslides and flood waters led to the death of 10 people in the region around Palermo, a spokesman for the Sicilian capital's Prefecture said on Sunday.
"There are still some people missing," he added.
Two more fatalities occurred in the region around the Sicilian town of Agrigento when the car they were travelling in was hit by a landslide, another official said.
Italy's Civil Protection Agency said the number of deaths caused by the wave of bad weather stood at 17, excluding the fatalities in Sicily.
In a tweet on Sunday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he was leaving to visit Sicily, adding he was also in constant touch with officials on the dramatic situation in the north of the country.
Heavy rains and gale-force winds have been battering Italy for several days, uprooting millions of trees and cutting off villages and roads.
Some of the worst damage has been recorded in the northern regions of Trentino and Veneto.
On Saturday the governor of Veneto, Luca Zaia,...

Full story

Watch: New barriers reduce risks of traffic accidents – Infrastructure Malta The installation of new road barriers will ‘reduce the medical, psychological, social and economic consequences of traffic accidents in Malta,...
“I’m dreaming of a world without food waste” Dalibor Matijević has founded some six start-ups in the last eight years, combining lasting social innovation for people and for the environment. ...
Farsons continues to move forward with Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen A team of key managers from Simonds Farsons Cisk plc recently visited a range of companies in Porto, Portugal to gain first-hand experience of Lean M...
‘Maltese economy in surplus for the third year running’ '" Scicluna The Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna, has said that Malta is currently in its third consecutive year of surplus. The Minister was accompanied by ...
Malta To Go

Maltatogo.org is website about my experiences in Malta. Information about how and where to find a job, how and where it's the easiest to find an apartment. The bars, the beaches, the nightlife, and of course, everything in between

Want to contribute?

If you'd like to write articles about your personal experiences in Malta, feel free to get in touch. No pay, but if you're interested, let me know.

Get in touch
We have too much free space

And free space is good.
connect with me

You can contact us via mediacurse@gmail.com (Subject: MaltaToGo), MaltaToGo Facebook or MaltaToGo Twitter account.

If you want to syndicate our content, see this page.