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Via the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/19/sardinia-floods-italy-emergency-cyclone

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At least 16 people, including a family of four trapped in their ground-floor flat, have died in Sardinia after torrential rains and a cyclone caused rivers to burst their banks.

The Italian prime minister, Enrico Letta, described the fatalities as a "national tragedy", and the government declared a state of emergency on the islandafter six months' worth of rain fell within 24 hours.

Letta told Italian radio: "At this point, the priority is saving lives and helping those who have been evacuated. Unfortunately, we're talking about a lot of people. The deaths have also risen to a terrible number."

The north-east of the island appears to be worst affected, with 13 of the deaths occurring in the Olbia-Tempio province, according to the regional branch of Italy's civil protection agency

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