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Ischia Landslide: last victim’s body recovered

By Region News The Islands

The body of the 12th and last victim of the recent landslide on Ischia was found Tuesday. It was discovered in the mud near a carpark, where most of the earth from Mt Epomeo hit the town.

The body of Maria Teresa Arcamone was found in the town of Casamicciola, the scene of the landslide. The 10th and 11th victims of the November 25 disaster were found last Thursday: another woman, Valentina Castagna, and her husband, Gianluca Monti, whose three children are also among the dead.

Also on Thursday, the body of the ninth victim was located, Salvatore Impagliazzo, the partner of Eleonora Sirabella, the first confirmed victim of the disaster.

900 buildings affected and 12 victims

Civil Protection and Sea Policies Minister Nello Musumeci said last Saturday’s landslide affected 900 buildings in the town of Casamicciola.

Reporting to the Lower House on the disaster, he said five people had been injured. One remains in critical condition in Naples’ Cardarelli hospital.

He said 45 buildings had been declared completely unfit for use and 290 people had been made homeless by the landslide. The homeless were being put up in hotels or had found other accommodation solutions.

He said people unable to access their homes or places of business would be able to request a suspension in their mortgage payments.

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