ROME—Two young children died after being swept away in a torrential storm that devastated the Marche region of central Italy overnight. Authorities said at least 10 people were killed when more than 15 inches of rain fell in less than three hours. On Friday, at least four people remained missing.
One of the children died when the car he was in with his mother was swept away in the torrents formed by the rain. The mother was rescued but the child was strapped into a car seat in the back.
Rescue workers had to use rafts to reach homes and cars inundated by flash floods in the area that had previously made headlines due to an extreme drought and heatwave during one of the hottest summers on record.