Tornado hits strikes near Rome, Italy, killing two

A powerful tornado moves across Italy.

A powerful tornado moves across Italy.

A tornado has struck near Rome, Italy, with local media reporting two deaths. 

A  a 25-year-old man was killed in the city of Ladispoli, a coastal town north of the capital, when a cornice fell from a building and struck him on the head, reported  Corriere della Sera, 

The tornado that struck about 6pm (local time) also claimed the life of a 74-year-old man in Cesano, near Lake Bracciano.

The Italian news agency reports the man was crushed by a tree.

Powerful storms have left branches strewn across roads and flooding in some areas, and a street in Rome was partially closed due to large branches blocking it, RT.com reported. 

Italians have been sharing images of the aftermath on social media. 

 

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