A violent water bomb hit the region, overwhelming people and things. The little boy was with his mother when their car was submerged in the province of Ancona. In a few hours, one third of the rain that falls on average in a yearThe effects of the water bomb that hit the Marche Photo Video
Eight dead and four missing. A very heavy and still not definitive budget. It is the devastating result of the water bomb that hit the Marches starting late Thursday evening. - Photo | video 1 | video 2 | video 3 | video 4
THE WITNESS - An incessant downpour that has invaded streets, flooded houses, submerged men and things in the mud. During the night, the rescues made it possible to rescue dozens of people who had taken refuge on the roofs of houses and even in the trees, but there was nothing to do for the victims, while among the missing there is also a child who was in car with her mother, the pharmacist Silvia Mereu. The village of Ostra (Ancona), where the dead are four, was particularly affected. 'The amount of water fallen is truly remarkable - explained the head of Civil Protection, Fabrizio Curcio -, more than 400 millimeters in some areas, which correspond to a third of the water that normally falls in a year. It will be necessary to work with the maximum possible effort ». In particular, the reconstruction of the episode in which the mother and the child were involved is dramatic. According to what was reconstructed by the rescuers, the car they were in was submerged by the fury of the Mise river that overflowed near Molino Mariani in Barbara, also in the province of Ancona: the woman was able to leave the cabin with her child in her arms. but she would then be overwhelmed again, before the eyes of a witness who could not do anything. «Our stream - said Riccardo Pasqualini, the mayor of Barbara - normally has a width of two or three meters. This morning he had a 60-meter front. And it overwhelmed everything it could find along the way ».
Flood in the Marche, the screams of the people: “The cars are being taken away!
THE DAY BEFORE - The signs of the fury that was ready to unleash had already manifested themselves in Cantiano, a town of just over 2,000 inhabitants, hit by a storm the day before, dragging auro and flooding the entire town.