Italy floods: At least ten killed in devastating floods in Marche region

Devastating floods in central Italy caused by heavy rains have killed at least ten and left four missing.

Dozens of survivors who scrambled onto rooftops or up trees were awaiting rescue early Friday.

“It wasn’t a water bomb, it was a tsunami," Riccardo Pasqualini, the mayor of Barbara, told Italian state radio of the sudden downpour on Thursday evening that devastated his town in the Marche region, near the Adriatic Sea.

He said the flooding left the 1,300 residents of Barbara without drinking water and with poor phone service.