Destroyed houses, cars in the sea… the images of the dramatic landslide in Italy, on the island of Ischia

The landslide that occurred on Saturday, November 26, was caused by torrential rains. At first, the assessment provided by the Italian authorities was confused. It is now one dead and a dozen missing. Discover the damage in pictures.

A woman is dead and a dozen people are still missingafter a landslide caused by torrential rains which washed away several homes on Saturday on the island of Ischia, off Naples, said the prefect of Naples, Claudio Palomba, this Saturday, November 26.

Not the first landslides

“The government expresses its solidarity with the citizens and mayors of the municipalities of the island of Ischia and thanks the rescuers engaged in the search for the missing“, said the President of the Italian Council, Giorgia Meloni.

Southern Italy, where houses are often built without taking into account safety rules, is prone to fatal landslides. In 2006, a landslide killed a father and his three daughters on the island of Ischia.

Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi clarified that there was “difficulties in relief operations because the weather conditions remained difficult”.

The Italian firefighters also communicated, on Twitter, to explain that “research (was) in progress to find the missing” in the town of Casamicciola, in the north of this volcanic island known in particular for its thermal baths. A car was swept into the sea and its two occupants were rescued, according to firefighters.

Images of weather damage

Rescuers have been widely deployed on the beaches where there are many vehicles in the water.

Rescuers have been widely deployed on the beaches where there are many vehicles in the water.
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The mudslides swept away everything in the way: trees, houses, vehicles...

The mudslides swept away everything in the way: trees, houses, vehicles…
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The inhabitants could not do anything except see the damage once the bad weather passed

The inhabitants could not do anything except see the damage once the bad weather passed
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Streets in towns on the island of Ischia were destroyed by the mudslides.  Some are no longer passable.

Streets in towns on the island of Ischia were destroyed by the mudslides. Some are no longer passable.
ANSA/Maxppp – CIRO FUSCO

Houses were completely destroyed.  Others have simply been damaged.

Houses were completely destroyed. Others have simply been damaged.
ANSA/Maxppp – ANSA

Rescuers continue their search this Sunday, November 27.  The balance sheet was one dead and a dozen missing on Saturday evening.

Rescuers continue their search this Sunday, November 27. The balance sheet was one dead and a dozen missing on Saturday evening.
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Construction vehicles were dispatched to the streets to remove both mud and debris and other vehicles.

Construction vehicles were dispatched to the streets to remove both mud and debris and other vehicles.
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