Sicily on storms red alert

epa07938339 Roadworkers pump water off a flooded road after severe weather in Milan, northern Italy, 21 October 2019. According to reports, large areas of Milan have been affected by floods as a wave of storms hit northern Italy. EPA-EFE/FOTOGRAMMA

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The Italian civil protection department put eastern Sicily on red alert on Friday due violent storms that caused some rail services to be suspended.

Italy has been hit by a wave of extreme weather that claimed two lives and caused significant damage in northern Italy earlier this week.

It was thought that the storms had claimed another life on Friday when an elderly man was reported missing in Licata, near Agrigento.

But police now suspect that the man, who had been ill for some time, threw himself in a river to commit suicide.



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