Posts tagged as Venice

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Italian firefighters say three people aboard a speedboat have been killed when their vessel crashed into an offshore dike of the lagoon city of Venice. The crash on Tuesday night also badly injured a fourth person aboard. Italian speedboat race officials say the boat was trying to set a speed record for the route from Monte Carlo, a Mediterranean port in Monaco, to Venice. They said the motorboat had begun…

Venice under water as deadly storms hit Italy

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Italy has been battered by fierce winds and rain which have left 10 people dead in the west and north, while schools and tourist sites closed in several regions amid fears for people’s safety. Winds of up to 180km/h (110 mph) were reported, and two tornadoes ripped through the centre of the coastal town of Terracina, killing one person and leaving 10 others injured. In the canal city of Venice,…