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The wreckage of a car that was swept away by a tornado rests on a road on the southern Italian island of Pantelleria, Sicily, on Friday, September 10, 2021. A tornado swept through several cars on the Mediterranean island, killing two people and injuring several others, firefighters said.

(Civil protection via AP)

  • The victims were thrown from their cars.
  • Several others were injured.
  • The tornado hit a small Mediterranean island.

Two people died and several injured after a tornado on a small Italian Mediterranean island overturned cars and threw people from their vehicles, according to local firefighters.

In a tweet, firefighters said the tornado hit Pantelleria, southern Sicily, shortly before 7 p.m. local time on Friday.

“Electric poles have bent, roofs damaged and trees toppled,” firefighters said.

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The largely arid island is a popular vacation spot.

The dead have been identified as islanders, Italian news agency ANSA reported. One was a firefighter stationed there and the other an 86-year-old man. The victims were in separate cars that were part of a dozen vehicles that were thrown into the air by the force of the tornado, ANSA said.

At least one car landed on its roof while another ended up on its shattered front end.

Nine people were injured, two of them in critical condition, Pantelleria mayor Vincenzo Vittorio Campo told Sky TG24 TV. No one seemed to be missing on the island, the mayor said.

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