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Landslide death toll on Italian island of Ischia rises to eight

Landslide death toll on Italian island of Ischia rises to eight

Baku, November 29, AZERTAC

The death toll from Saturday's landslide on the Gulf of Naples island of Ischia rose to eight on Monday when the body of another victim, a 15-year-old boy, was recovered, as rescue workers continued the search for four people who are missing, according to ANSA.

The eighth victim was named as Michele Monti.

The bodies of his younger siblings, Francesco and Maria Teresa, were found on Sunday and his parents, Gianluca Monti and Valentina Castagna, are among the people who are unaccounted for.

A newborn baby is also among the confirmed victims of the disaster.

Five people are injured and 230 are homeless after a massive avalanche of mud and debris hit the town of Casamicciola Terme following intense rain.

On Sunday Premier Giorgia Meloni's cabinet declared a state of emergency on the island and approved an initial allocation of two million euros in funding to address the aftermath of the landslide.

Ischia's schools will remain closed on Tuesday.

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