The death toll from floods following heavy rains in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region has risen to 13.
The number of casualties in the flood disaster caused by the rains that were effective in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy at the beginning of the week is increasing.
According to the Italian ANSA agency citing local officials, the death toll in the flood disaster has risen to 13.
It was stated that the number of towns affected by the floods increased to 42, 10 thousand people had to leave their homes and 34 thousand households could not be supplied with electricity.
It was noted that army troops were also on the ground at some points to help the local people and participated in relief efforts.
It was also reported that efforts are underway to open the roads closed to transportation due to floods and landslides in the region.
Gilberto Pichetto, Minister of Environment and Energy Security, told a radio station that they would declare a “state of disaster” for the Emilia Romagna region, which was severely affected by the floods.