Floods in Italy leave at least 3 dead, more missing

Bitti floods Sardinia
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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

At least three people have been killed by flooding on the Italian island of Sardinia, according to authorities and local media.

Mostly affecting the town of Bitti in the Nuoro province, streets were turned into rivers of mud which covered cars and flooded cellars. As a result, the town also experienced several landslides.

A 55-year-old farmer was killed by a landslide and a 90-year-old man died at home, according to Italian news agencies, while emergency services are still searching for the body a woman in her nineties and several others.

La Nuova Sardegna newspaper said that continuous electricity and internet blackouts were being experienced in the city as rescue teams struggle to tackle the disaster. 

It has also been reported that a red weather alert had been issued, with more heavy rain expected to hit the whole of the island on Sunday and Monday.