Rivers of mud caused by torrential rains have swept through villages in Nothern Italy, killing up to 8 people. Some parts of what is a popular tourist destination were cut off because of flooded, blocked or destroyed roads. It's Italy's second weather disaster in a week - after Rome was hit by a violent storm that brought transport to a halt and forced many to stay indoors. Torrential rains lashed country from the Alps to Sicily. The storm Wednesday spared few areas, but Liguria and Tuscany were the hardest hit. Roads and the railway line were blocked.
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