Sabato, 22 Settembre 2018

Schools closed, injuries after tornado hits Caserta area


Caserta, March 13 - Authorities in several towns
near Caserta are surveying damage on Tuesday after a
medium-sized tornado hit the area on Monday, damaging schools,
businesses and residences as well as destroying road signs and
traffic lights.
Mayor Vita Marotta, of the hardest-hit town, San Nicola la
Strada, decided to close one of the town's schools, which
suffered damage to the attic and roof.
In Maddaloni, Special Commissioner Benedetto Basile ordered
all schools closed.
Mayor Gabriele Cicala of neighbouring town San Marco
Evangelista said he is evaluating, along with other towns hit by
the tornado, whether to request a natural disaster declaration.
Eight people were injured in the tornado, including a
19-year-old foreign citizen who is in hospital in intensive
He was in a caravan that was lifted by the tornado; he
suffered a head injury when the caravan dropped back to the

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