OCTOBER 21 2011 21:29h
Woman killed in Mount Vesuvius mudslide
The 23-year-old woman and a friend were driving in the Mount Vesuvius area when the mudslide overtook their vehicle, Italian news agency ANSA reported.
The friend survived by holding onto a street light.
Torrential downpours wreaked havoc in Rome Thursday, also killing a man who drowned in his flooded underground apartment.
Firefighters and work crews were working in the capital Friday to repair damage caused by severe flooding that congested traffic, halted subways and closed schools.
ROME, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A young woman was killed Friday when her car was swept away by a mudslide cause by heavy rains across central and southern Italy.