Woman, 26, is killed when her smart car is thrown through the air by wind
Woman, 26, is killed when her smart car is picked up and 650ft is thrown in the air by a freak WHIRLWIND before she crashes through an airport gate in Italy
- Noemi Magni, 26, was killed outside Rome's Fiumicino airport on Sunday
- A mini tornado lifted her smart car into a railing and then a border fence
- Allegedly her car drove 650 ft in the air after it was picked up by the wind
A 26-year-old woman was killed in Italy after her car was picked up by a whirlwind and hurled through an airport gate.
Noemi Magni, 26, drove home around 2:00 am on Sunday when the mini tornado lifted her car and crashed into a railing at Fiumicino airport in Rome.
Daily newspaper La Repubblica reported that her car was thrown away more than 200 m by the gust of wind.
26-year-old Noemi Magni died when a bright gust of her smart car brought her into a railing
Her car hit a railing and was carried in the fence that marked the border of Fiumicino airport in Rome (photo)
Noemi, who lived in the town of Fiumicino, had reportedly gone to a cigarette store when the incident happened.
Her pet chihuahua was also in the car at the time of the accident, but it is unclear whether the animal survived.
It comes as bizarre storms and flashy floods after last week's heat wave in Italy, claiming two other lives this weekend.
The strongly localized winds tore up trees and scattered debris across the zone that struck it.
Further north, a 45-year-old Norwegian who participated in an ultramarathon in the Dolomites died after being struck by lightning when he ran at an altitude of 2,000 meters on Saturday afternoon.
Mrs Magni's death comes after a weekend in which two other people were killed in Italy during extreme weather conditions
And on Sunday, near Arezzo, south of Florence in the northern Tuscany region, a 70-year-old man died after his car was caught in flashy floods.
The emergency services found his body in a canal filled with mud.
Coldiretti, Italy's most important agricultural organization, said hailstorms in the last 24 hours had caused millions of euros of damage throughout the country.
The worst hit was the province of Arezzo in Tuscany, they said.
Orchards, as well as fields of tobacco, sunflowers and corn were completely destroyed, they said.
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