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Woman drowns in underpass flooded by heavy rains

Severe weather claims life as storms batter parts of Italy

02 December, 12:28
Woman drowns in underpass flooded by heavy rains (see related) (ANSA) - Pescara, December 2 - A 57-year-old woman drowned in an underpass that flooded during an extreme storm on the outskirts of Pescara, authorities said Monday.

Anna Maria Mancini was traveling in a car that became trapped Sunday in flood waters on the outskirts of Pescara, a city on Italy's eastern coast.

For several hours, her husband had searched for her without success.

Some 1,500 people were evacuated from the city amid severe weather alerts throughout central and southern parts of the country.

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