September 27, 2023

Athens News

News in English from Greece

In Italy, a 16-meter boat rented by tourists sank, there are dead

On board the boat rented for the celebration of the birthday were 25 people, from a strong wind it capsized and sank.

The tragic incident took place on Sunday evening in northern Italy, on Lake Maggiore, between the cities of Sesto Calende and Arona. According to the Italian Fire Service, writes Air Force, 19 people are safe, two are dead, two more are missing. Aviation and rescue divers were involved in the search. Several ambulances arrived at the scene.

Lake Maggiore is located on the south side of the Alps, it is shared between Italy and Switzerland and is a popular destination for tourists. In recent days, bad weather has been observed in the area, the Italian meteorological service has issued a thunderstorm warning.

Earlier, our publication said that Italy is experiencing the strongest in the last 100 years flood. People are locked in their homes, 13 people have died, more than 20,000 have lost their homes in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna.

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