For several days Italy has been suffering from heavy rains and storms that have devastated parts of the country taking the overall death toll to at least 17 people.
Ten people have died in floods around Palermo on the southern Italian island of Sicily, rescue services reported.

The Agi news agency reported that a family of nine has been found dead in their house in Casteldaccia.

Territories from the far northeast to Sicily in the southwest have suffered significant damage from the storms, with the worst occurring in the northern regions of Trentino and the region around Venice where villages and roads have been cut off by landslides.

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