At least 11 hikers died when a mountain river flooded suddenly in Italy’s southern Calabria region, local emergency services said on Tuesday.
Several hiking groups were caught by a torrential deluge in the Raganello river gorge in southern Cosenza province on Monday afternoon.
he sudden heavy rains caused the river in the Pollino National Park to flood.
5 people were still missing, while 14 had been rescued, Italy’s fire department tweeted. Later reports said that 3 missing hikers had since been found alive…A statement from the prefecture of Cosenza, in the southern region of Calabria, said there were two groups of 18 hikers at the site.
Italian media identified those killed as six women and four men from different parts of Italy, ranging in age from 27 to 55.
2 rescued were children, including an 8-year-old girl with hypothermia who was taken to hospital. She was found semi-conscious next to a dead body.