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National day of mourning after Sardinia cyclone

Today, 22nd of November, Prime Minister Enrico Letta has declared a day of mourning, to mark the death of 16 people in flash floods on the island of Sardinia. A cyclone ravaged the Italian island on Monday, killing 16 people and destroying houses, roads and bridges. Over 2,000 people on the island had to evacuate their homes after extreme rainfall inundated houses and washed out roads and bridges. The number of people still displaced after the devastation inflicted by Cyclone Cleopatra are now down to 430 of whom 230 are residing in emergency shelters.

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