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Hundreds evacuated after landslide crashes through Italian town

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A landslide in the Italian town of Casargo, above Lake Como in the northern Lombardy region, has seen around 200 people evacuated from the area.

Italian firefighters say 200 people have been evacuated after a landslide cascaded through a mountain town, overturning cars in its path.

Images released by the firefighters on Wednesday show the chaos wrought by the mud that came down the steep streets in the town of Casargo, above Lake Como in the northern Lombardy region.

Damage from the landslide.
Damage from the landslide.
AAP

The landslide was triggered by heavy rains on Tuesday evening.

Firefighters reported no victims or injuries so far as they continue to clear debris.

The agricultural lobby group Coldiretti said farmers raising goats and cows above Casargo remain cut off due to blocked roads.

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