MILAN – Nine members of two families were killed in the same house in Sicily. The torrential rains and high winds have been lashing.

In just moments, rushing water filled the villa where the families were staying, drowning those inside.

A father and his daughter escaped harm because they left the house to do some shopping. A third person climbs a tree to survive.

The deaths at the villa, at Casteldaccia in Palermo Province, killed the number of people killed in Sicily this weekend to 12. Three other people died in their cars by torrents of water.


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