Severe weather & Strong winds hit Italy causing 3 deaths
Strong winds toppled trees and walls in Italy on Saturday, causing at least three deaths and forcing a cargo ship to run aground.
Italian news agency ANSA said high winds toppled a wall on farmland in central Italy, killing 2 men. TV RaiNews24 said a driver died when a falling tree crushed his car.Port authorities said a Turkish cargo ship ran aground due to strong winds near the Adriatic city of Bari and rough seas thwarted a tugboat’s efforts to free it.
Gusts also forced cancellation of ferries to Capri, Ischia and the Aeolian archipelago, where a rare snowfall dusted the Stromboli volcano.
The winds buffeting Rome forced the precautionary closure of the Colosseum archaeological park, which, in addition to the ancient arena includes the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, park authorities said in a tweet.
Near Naples, a falling tree injured a woman and her teenage daughter.