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October 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Landslides that swept away homes in Italy's Alps yielded the bodies of relatives who died together and claimed another victim when cleanup efforts set off a new slide. Downstream, the flood-swollen Po River hit historic highs as it surged past evacuated settlements in the northern plains on its way to the Adriatic. At the old Lombard farm center of Cremona, the Po burst its banks, flooding vacant homes.
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October 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Landslides that swept away homes in Italy's Alps yielded the bodies of relatives who died together and claimed another victim when cleanup efforts set off a new slide. Downstream, the flood-swollen Po River hit historic highs as it surged past evacuated settlements in the northern plains on its way to the Adriatic. At the old Lombard farm center of Cremona, the Po burst its banks, flooding vacant homes.
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May 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Residents of the southern town of Quindici returned home a day after they were evacuated when rain triggered fears of new mudslides. Quindici is one of the towns at the base of Mt. Sarno inundated by rivers of mud after torrential rains last week. The mudslides claimed at least 148 lives, including 11 in Quindici. The hardest-hit town was Sarno, which lost 125 people. Another 130 victims are believed to be still buried beneath the hardened mud.
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May 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Residents of the southern town of Quindici returned home a day after they were evacuated when rain triggered fears of new mudslides. Quindici is one of the towns at the base of Mt. Sarno inundated by rivers of mud after torrential rains last week. The mudslides claimed at least 148 lives, including 11 in Quindici. The hardest-hit town was Sarno, which lost 125 people. Another 130 victims are believed to be still buried beneath the hardened mud.
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May 10, 1998 | From Reuters
The stricken Italian town of Sarno prepared to bury today dozens of residents killed in the mudslides that have submerged swaths of the south. Most of the 116 people known to have died in the disaster came from the town, as did the 22-year-old man found alive Friday after three days neck-deep in rubble. "The most beautiful thing is to be alive," Roberto Robustelli told Italian TV on Saturday from his hospital bed, his bloodied and bruised face swaddled in bandages.
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May 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
In one house, shouts of joy went up Friday as a young photographer was hoisted alive from a well after three days buried in mud and water. A few houses away, rescuers encountered a heart-wrenching sight--the body of a young boy in the embrace of his dead father. Roberto Rubustelli was discovered alive in nearby Sarno, despite clouds of dust being blown up from the hardening mud caking this southern region after a mudslide Tuesday claimed at least 101 lives.
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May 7, 1998 | From Reuters
At least 33 people were dead and 70 missing Wednesday after days of downpours drove rivers of mud and rocks through several towns in southern Italy, sweeping away cars and flattening houses. About 2,000 people were left homeless after the mud spewed into low-lying villages in the Campania region around Naples. One village square, in Sarno, was turned into a muddy plain littered with half-buried debris, and a house on the edge of the square was flattened.
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May 8, 1998 | From Reuters
Thousands of rescuers battled against time Thursday in search of about 125 people still missing after torrents of mud smashed into villages in southern Italy, killing at least 55 people. The government civil protection agency, which has the grim duty of updating the death toll, issued a fresh bulletin Thursday evening saying 55 bodies had been recovered. Agency officials raised the number of people believed to be missing to 125, more than 50 over what it had been estimating for most of the day.
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May 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
One of the towns devastated by mudslides that killed at least 148 people in the country's south last week was evacuated after torrential rains hit the area again, officials said. Residents were evacuated from Quindici, where 11 people died, even as rescuers searched mounds of hardened mud for more victims. Television reports showed residents and civil protection workers leaving the town by car as alarm sirens sounded to warn of the risk of more mudslides.
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March 24, 1987 | United Press International
A landslide crashed into a restaurant-hotel Monday on the island of Ischia off Naples, killing one person and seriously injuring another, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
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May 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
One of the towns devastated by mudslides that killed at least 148 people in the country's south last week was evacuated after torrential rains hit the area again, officials said. Residents were evacuated from Quindici, where 11 people died, even as rescuers searched mounds of hardened mud for more victims. Television reports showed residents and civil protection workers leaving the town by car as alarm sirens sounded to warn of the risk of more mudslides.
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May 10, 1998 | From Reuters
The stricken Italian town of Sarno prepared to bury today dozens of residents killed in the mudslides that have submerged swaths of the south. Most of the 116 people known to have died in the disaster came from the town, as did the 22-year-old man found alive Friday after three days neck-deep in rubble. "The most beautiful thing is to be alive," Roberto Robustelli told Italian TV on Saturday from his hospital bed, his bloodied and bruised face swaddled in bandages.
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May 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
In one house, shouts of joy went up Friday as a young photographer was hoisted alive from a well after three days buried in mud and water. A few houses away, rescuers encountered a heart-wrenching sight--the body of a young boy in the embrace of his dead father. Roberto Rubustelli was discovered alive in nearby Sarno, despite clouds of dust being blown up from the hardening mud caking this southern region after a mudslide Tuesday claimed at least 101 lives.
NEWS
May 8, 1998 | From Reuters
Thousands of rescuers battled against time Thursday in search of about 125 people still missing after torrents of mud smashed into villages in southern Italy, killing at least 55 people. The government civil protection agency, which has the grim duty of updating the death toll, issued a fresh bulletin Thursday evening saying 55 bodies had been recovered. Agency officials raised the number of people believed to be missing to 125, more than 50 over what it had been estimating for most of the day.
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May 7, 1998 | From Reuters
At least 33 people were dead and 70 missing Wednesday after days of downpours drove rivers of mud and rocks through several towns in southern Italy, sweeping away cars and flattening houses. About 2,000 people were left homeless after the mud spewed into low-lying villages in the Campania region around Naples. One village square, in Sarno, was turned into a muddy plain littered with half-buried debris, and a house on the edge of the square was flattened.
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March 24, 1987 | United Press International
A landslide crashed into a restaurant-hotel Monday on the island of Ischia off Naples, killing one person and seriously injuring another, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
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