Whirlwind kills two Norwegians in Italy
Aug 9, 2008, 8:13 GMT
Grado, Italy - Two Norwegian tourists - a man and his eight- year-old son - were killed overnight by a falling tree when a strong whirlwind swept through the north-eastern Italian seaside resort town of Grado, news reports said Saturday.
The Norwegians, identified by the ANSA news agency as Nilds Hammer, 44, and his son Dastrom, were inside a tent when the tree toppled onto it.
The mother of the family who was also in the tent was not hurt in the accident, ANSA said.
In a separate incident, a 61-year-old man was injured when he was hit by branches torn off trees by the whirlwind which together with a heavy downpour hit Grado and surrounding areas.
Several buildings including residential homes and hotels were damaged in the storm, the news reports said citing local officials.