Three young Apulian men of 21, 22 and 23 years old have been traced and are in good condition, which was included in the list of missing persons after the flood of the Raganello stream. The three had camped in Valle d 'Impisa, a location upstream of the disaster area and where mobile phones do not have a camp. To give news about their discovery, a friend who informed the police via a twitter said "they live".
At this time the death toll of the tragedy of Raganello's gorge, in Calabria, is stopped a Kill 10. At night one of the injured in the hospital of Cosenza died as a result of a chest injury.
A 9-year-old girl was transferred from the hospital of Cosenza to the Gemelli Policlinico in Rome, where she was placed in deep anesthesia, with a reserved forecast. The small, artificially ventilated, has acute respiratory insufficiency by inhalation of muddy water. She is admitted to the intensive care unit, led by Professor Giorgio Conti, from the A. Gemelli IRCCS University Polyclinic Foundation.
"At 99.9%," said the Minister for the Environment, Sergio Costa, along with the prefect of Cosenza Paola Galeone, at the end of the meeting of the Public Order Committee which took place in the municipality of Civita, "since they are more dispersed among the people involved in the flooding, but the research will continue for another day.
"There was a yellow warning. And I remind everyone that with the yellow alarm there can also be dead. "So the head of the Civil Protection Department, Angelo Borrelli, about the tragedy of the Raganello stream, an event that, as Borrelli recalled, was" somewhat predictable ".
Meanwhile on the case the Public Prosecutor of Castrovillari opened one file against strangers the assumption of the crimes of manslaughter, negligence, flooding and failure of official acts. Prosecutor Eugenio Facciolla has reported this. At present, the autopsy of the bodies of the victims is not regulated. However, the bodies show the traumas that are typical for dragging into water.
The Minister of the Environment Sergio Costa came to Castrovillari, a visit to the wounded in the hospital. "I really wanted to be here, alongside these suffering people, to let their families feel the proximity of not only mine, but of the entire government," Costa wrote on Facebook. The minister then went to Civita. "Italy has become tired of mourning the dead," he said, "I came here to find out who should do what and maybe not."
"All our country feels great sadness for this new tragedy that has caused so many deaths and injuries in the Pollino Park: I express the greatest solidarity with the families of the victims and the wounded and I thank the relief workers who have worked and are still working with the usual self-denial, in difficult circumstances ". This is the message of sympathy from the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
Even the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, expresses concern and grief about the tragedy. "I continue to follow the developments of the # Pollino tragedy with anxiety and sadness, unfortunately 10 dead, 11 wounded and 23 people saved unharmed thanks to the tireless rescue car, the government is close to the families of the victims, and to the wounded. ".
The first testimonies of rescuers are dramatic. An 8-year-old girl, among the rescued people, was found near a corpse. "It was half conscious but in a clear state of shock," said the medical director of the regional helicopter Calabria Pasquale Gagliardi, who saved him. "We were one of the first to arrive and we immediately treated the wounded," said another rescuer, a doctor of 118. "What I can say is that it was an episode of unprecedented violence." "From the stories of the survivors, all in a state of shock, the seriousness of what happened was immediately described," he added. The flood "was a real tsunami," said Giacomo Zanfei, vice president of the Alpine Rescue in Calabria.
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They also start to appear the stories of the victims. Among the deceased was also one of the guides accompanying the walkers, a 32-year-old volunteer of civil protection, who had been with the rescue workers who had intervened after the avalanche devastating a hotel in Rigopiano.