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Town evacuated after landslide

River of
mud:
A car is left
battered
and filthy
after the
landslide in
Casargo
PICTURE: REX

ABOUT 200 people have been forced from their homes in northern Italy hit by a landslide.

Heavy rain triggered the mudslide in the town of Casargo, in the mountains above Lake Como.

No injuries were reported and firefighters were still working to remove debris from the streets yesterday after residents were removed to a local hotel.

A river of mud turned cars upside down, destroyed fences and blocked roads, cutting off farms above the town.

Lombardy’s regional president Attilio Fontana said: ‘The regional offices and civil protection volunteers are working to bring the situation back to normal.’