People stand in a street amongst mud and debris after rivers burst their banks during heavy rainfall in downtown Genoa, Friday.MASSIMO CEBRELLI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
ROME—Torrential rains lashed Genoa and Italy’s western coastline again Friday, triggering flash floods that killed at least six people as raging water uprooted trees and swept cars and furniture through the streets.
Luca Cari, spokesman for Genoa’s fire department, told Italy’s Sky TG24 that six people were confirmed dead and one person was missing.
Two of the dead were reported to be children.
As two rivers broke their banks, authorities urged residents to move to the upper floors of their buildings.
At least 10 people died in floods that swept the sea coast near Genoa on Oct. 28.
Much of northern Italy was hit by heavy rains Friday, and flooding also was reported in Venice.