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Mediterranean hurricane batters southern Italy Updated: 2021-10-26 07:53:32 KST

For the second day in a row, fierce storms ravaged southern Italy on Monday, killing at least one person, while triggering landslides and leaving roads and fields flooded.
According to emergency services, the body of a 67-year-old man was recovered from a citrus grove, far from where he was last seen, after his car got hit by rising waters and mud.
Authorities say his wife is still missing.
According to the country's weather officials, parts of Sicily and Calabria were slammed by a rare Mediterranean hurricane known as 'Medicane', with winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour predicted.
On Sunday, as much as 300 millimeters of rain fell near Catania in just a span of few hours, nearly half of the average annual rainfall on the Mediterranean island.
The strong hurricane prompted schools be to be closed in a number of towns and cities, while dozens of flights were diverted from the area, with ferry links between the southern islands forced to be cancelled.
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