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Romans take to rooftops to escape flood waters

Rescuers use dinghies

31 January, 16:21
Romans take to rooftops to escape flood waters (ANSA) - Rome, January 31 - Romans took to the rooftops after seeing flood waters rise as high as three metres in a northern suburb of the Italian capital Friday.

Firemen in dinghies rescued the stranded residents, including families with young children, in the Prima Porta district, an area about 12 km from the city centre where small rivers join the Tiber.

Shops and basements were also flooded after the rivers broke their banks.

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