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Rescuers pull third body from Sardinian town buried by mud

Italy Sardinia Mudslide
Posted at 10:37 AM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 10:37:17-05

ROME — Rescuers have retrieved the body of an elderly woman, the third fatality in the Sardinian town of Bitti, which was partially buried a day earlier by mudslides after torrential rain.

The Italian news agency LaPresse said Sunday that the corpse of the 89-year-old victim had washed downhill from near her home to the town basketball court.

On Saturday, the bodies of the two other victims were found.

One was a herder who was caught up in the raging muddy waters on his way home; the other was a 90-year-old man in his home.

Mud reached the second floor of many apartment buildings.