FLOODS KILL EIGHT IN NORTHERN ITALY, SHUT RAILS, ROADS

FLOODS KILL EIGHT IN NORTHERN ITALY, SHUT RAILS, ROADS

Northern Italy deployed troops to clean up Monday after four days of torrential rain killed eight people, blocked major roads and railways and caused millions of dollars in damage.

Rain had stopped in most regions by Sunday morning but more was forecast for today, threatening to swell rivers and lakes again.The main Milan-Turin railway line, which links the two major business cities of the north, was closed, as were the motorway between Turin and Aosta and dozens of other roads.