At least eight people have died and several more have disappeared due to the storm that hit Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland over the weekend. Heavy rains caused flooding and several bridges collapsed.
Italian authorities have reported seven deaths after seven bodies were discovered on the Ligurian coast that may have been spat into the sea by rivers, much larger than usual, and it is speculated that one of the victims would even come from France. In addition, up to 20 missing persons cases have been reported, some of which have been satisfactorily resolved.
In Austria, a 4-year-old girl died as a result of a tree that had fallen in strong winds. And in Switzerland, the storm forced the main road in the country to be closed.
The Piedmont region in Italy has been one of the regions hardest hit by unprecedented rainfall for 60 years. Indeed, authorities have warned that there is still a risk of flooding due to the overflow.