Apocalyptic rain in Italy leaves at least nine dead as bridges and roads are washed away

The Italian coast guard rescues a man from a roof in the town of Faenza in Emilia Romagna. Photo: ITA© AP

Nick SquiresTelegraph.co.uk

The death toll from devastating floods that hit parts of Italy rose to nine last night – with the body of one victim swept 20km down a river to the Adriatic Sea.

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