View Full Version : Huge floods hit Genoa

05-11-11, 08:31 PM

A mother and her two young daughters were among six people who drowned after torrential rain brought severe flash flooding to the Italian city of Genoa.

The woman was swept to her death along with her 11-month-old baby and eight-year-old daughter as neighbours frantically tried to save them from the raging waters that had engulfed streets and turned them into rivers.

Another woman died after she was torn off her scooter as she went to pick her brother up from school while officials said others were died after being swept away and crushed by cars which had been picked up and carried along by the water.

The majority of victims all died in one street, which runs along the normally tranquil Fereggiano river in the port city of Genoa and which had turned into a raging, muddy torrent after 300mm of rainfall hit the area in twelve hours - a third of what the city gets in a year.








05-11-11, 08:32 PM
What a horror! :(

06-11-11, 04:43 PM
Who's that hottie in the pale jeans and pinstripe casual jacket with a red brolly in pic 4? He looks kinda cute!
Seriously, it's really sad, I've been to Genoa and strolled along the prom on a sunday afternoon eyeing up the hot Italian guys! Great place, hope it recovers soon.