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Twister on southern Italian isle sweeps up vehicles, kills 2

ROME (AP) — A twister on a small Italian island within the Mediterranean Friday night swept up a number of vehicles, killing two individuals and injuring a number of others, firefighters mentioned.

In a tweet, the firefighters mentioned the tornado struck on Pantelleria, which is south of Sicily, shortly earlier than 7 p.m. (1700 GMT). “Utility poles bent over, roofs broken and bushes knocked down,” the firefighters mentioned.

The largely arid island is fashionable with vacationers.

The Italian information company ANSA mentioned the lifeless had been recognized as island residents — a firefighter who’s stationed on the island and an 86-year-old man. The victims had been in separate vehicles which had been amongst some 10 autos that had been flipped into the air by the pressure of the twister, ANSA mentioned. At the least one automobile landed on its roof whereas one other ended up on its smashed entrance finish.

9 individuals had been injured, together with two in vital situation, Pantelleria Mayor Vincenzo Vittorio Campo informed Sky TG24 TV. Nobody gave the impression to be lacking on the island, the mayor mentioned.

The lifeless had been thrown freed from their autos, with one sufferer touchdown on a low wall and the opposite on the bottom, ANSA mentioned.