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Emergency services sifted through the devastation left by a cyclone that tore through the island of Sardinia as storms and floods continued to batter southern Italy on Wednesday. Authorities said 16 people had been confirmed killed by Cyclone Cleopatra, revising an earlier death toll of 18, as extreme rainfall inundated houses, swept away cars and caused rivers to burst their banks late on Monday night. The bad weather moved across to mainland Italy overnight, with storms pummeling Rome and flooding vast areas of the southern province of Crotone, closing roads and railway lines.
|Sardinia Counts Cyclone Damage As Storms Pummel Italy|
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