Italy: Death Toll in Flooded Tuscan Town Rises to 7

by The Associated Press, September 11, 2017

ROME (AP) — Italian news media report that the death toll from storm-triggered flooding in a Tuscan port town has increased to seven after the body of a missing person was found.

The ANSA news agency said the body of the 34-year-old woman was found Monday afternoon in a mud-clogged garden in the area of Leghorn, known in Italy as Livorno.

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The woman and her husband had been inspecting the floodwaters during torrential rains Sunday when both were swept away. The husband was found alive Sunday, clinging to tree trunks in a raging stream.

A homeless man who lived alone on the outskirts of town remains missing.

Four of the seven flood victims are family members who were caught by fast-rising floodwaters in their basement before dawn Sunday.

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