In a landslide, one person was killed and up to twelve others were left missing on an Italian island near Naples

ANSA reported that at least 10 buildings collapsed. A family with a newborn baby previously reported missing was located and received medical care, Naples prefect said.

An image of flooded and mud-covered houses can be seen after heavy rains triggered landslides that collapsed buildings in Ischia.Credit:AP

Video footage from the island showed small bulldozers clearing roads as residents used hoses to get mud out of their homes. A man identified as Benjamin Iacono told Sky TG24 that mud overwhelmed three adjacent stores he owns, completely wiping out his inventory. He estimated the damage at €100,000 to €150,000 ($154,000 to $231,000).

Firefighters and the Coast Guard conducted search and rescue efforts, initially hampered by high winds that prevented helicopters and boats from reaching the island.

The densely populated mountainous island is a popular tourist destination for both its beaches and spas. A magnitude 4.0 earthquake on the island in 2017 killed two people and caused significant damage to the towns of Casamicciola and neighboring Lacco Ameno.

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