Fire crews pull six people from mudslide on Rome hill
Torrential rains blamed when earth engulfed shelters31 January, 14:22
Authorities said torrential rain led to the deterioration of a hillside near the Vatican that sent a wall of rain-soaked earth and mud hurtling down to engulf huts inhabited by poor people and immigrants.
Police began a frantic search for injured victims after neighbours heard screams.
A large section of a hill in the Aurelio district, a suburb between the Vatican and Rome city limits, sheared off and collapsed onto the small shanty-town, many of whose inhabitants are believed to be Roma.
Rome has been one of the Italian cities worst hit by a wave of torrential rain.
The six were taken to hospital as a precaution.