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Two dead in a storm on the Italian island of Pantelleria

A windpipe catches six cars and whirls them around: On the small Mediterranean island of Pantelleria between Sicily and Tunisia, two people lost our lives in a storm.

[Pantelleria -] Two people died in a storm on the Italian Mediterranean island of Pantelleria. The civil protection authorities announced on Friday evening that six cars were hit and knocked over by a windpipe.

In addition to the two dead, there are four seriously injured. The civil defense photos showed battered cars lying on the roof or off the road. The Ansa news agency reported a total of nine injured. Among the dead was a firefighter who was not on duty at the time.

Pantelleria is a small island between Sicily and Tunisia. Only a few thousand people live on it. The civil protection authority had issued a storm warning for the south of Italy for Saturday and warned of strong winds and precipitation. [dpa]

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