Illegal building blamed as Ischia landslide death toll rises
Experts and activists said the construction of illegal buildings increased the risks from natural disasters on the Italian island of Ischia as the death toll from a landslide caused by torrential rain rose to eight on Monday, including a baby.
Calls for crackdown on construction in Italy after Ischia disaster
Officials warned last year more than 90% of municipalities were at risk from landslides, floods and erosionThere have been calls to limit and crack down on legal and illegal construction in Italy after the head of the country’s civil protection office said more than 90% of Italian municipalities were at risk from landslides and other natural disasters.Fabrizio Curcio made the comments in an interview with La Stampa after travelling to the southe…
Newborn among 7 dead in landslide on Italy's Ischia island
MILAN (AP) — Search teams have recovered seven dead, including a 3-week-old infant and a pair of young siblings, buried in mud and debris that hurtled down a mountainside and through a densely populated port city on the resort island of Ischia, officials said Sunday.
Seven bodies found in mud and debris after landslide on Italian island
Italian search teams have recovered the bodies of seven people, including a three-week-old baby and a pair of young siblings, who were buried in mud and debris that hurtled down a mountainside and through a city on the resort island of Ischia.