29 people die in Italy’s storms and flooding

(CNN)With the deaths of 12 people in Sicily, the death toll in Italy’s historic flooding has grown to 29, the country’s interior minister said.

“Twelve dead in Sicily, people that were having dinner and were swept up by the water,” Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said in a statement to the press in the northern region of Veneto.
Nine of the people were members of two families dining together when the house was submerged by water from a nearby river that overflowed suddenly, the Fire Brigade said on Twitter.

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