The Ticino river bursts its banks in Pavia, Italy

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The River Ticino burst its banks in the northern city of Pavia overnight as a wave of storms that has claimed one life continued to batter Italy on Monday.

As result of the flooding in Pavia officials helped a number of local people evacuate their homes.

In the province of Alessandria, rescue workers recovered the body of a 52-year-old woman who was swept away by flood waters while on her way to work on Sunday.

In the same province 200 people are temporarily unable to access their homes because of the extreme weather while another 160 people are in areas that have been cut off.
Emilia-Romagna was on red alert for extreme weather on Monday while the majority of Italy’s other regions were on less severe forms of alarm.

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Via ANSA /Photos: EPA-EFE/DINO FERRETTI

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