The loss of life is increasing in the flood disaster caused by heavy rains that took effect last Wednesday in the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy.
Authorities announced that the lifeless bodies of more people were found during search and rescue operations and the number of people who lost their lives rose to 13.
In the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, at least 20 rivers overflowed due to heavy rainfall, flooding many settlements and agricultural lands, Ihlas News Agency reported.
Nearly 280 landslides occurred in the region. Those trapped in their homes were rescued by helicopters, and Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Autonomous Government of Emilia-Romagna, announced that 13,000 people were evacuated, 3,000 from Bologna, 5,000 from Faenza and Ravenna.
This weekend's Formula 1 Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna in Imola has been canceled due to the risk of flooding in the nearby Santerno River.
Source: Ihlas News Agency