Cyclone Cleopatra: Massive Rainstorm Killed 18 In Sardinia (Photos)

Massive rainstorm by Cyclone Cleopatra caused bad flash floods in Sardinia, Italy on Tuesday.

Bridges collapsed and cars were swept away by the gushing flood water.

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and is one of Italy’s autonomous regions.

At least eighteen people were killed by the disaster while some others are still missing.

Italy’s civil protection chief, Franco Gabrielli, said the death toll may rise as crews reach isolated areas in the countryside where homes are submerged.

The northeastern city of Olbia was worst hit and Olbia Mayor, Gianni Giovannelli said that the water level raised up to 3 meters high (10 feet) in some part of the city.

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Bad Flash Flood Hit French Riviera-Photos

Bad flash floods hit the French Riviera starting Tuesday.

On Wednesday, at least 19 people were killed and 12 people were accounted for.

Streets turned into muddy rivers.

The flood swept cars, trees and parts of houses.

The French Riviera is a very beautiful place by the Mediterranean Sea.

This is a second big natural disaster that hit France this year.

On February 28, 2010 a storm named Xynthia hit the French coastal Atlantic area killing at least 52 people.

View of a flooded street in Draguignan, southern France, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Regional authorities in southeastern France say more than a dozen people have been killed and many are missing in the aftermath of flash floods that followed powerful rainstorms. Unusually heavy rains recently in the Var region have transformed streets into muddy rivers that swept up trees, cars and other objects. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

A cyclist views the river Artuby as it floods the town of Draguignan, southern France, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

The river Artuby floods the streets in Draguignan, southern France, Tuesday, June 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Ethiopian Airlines Crashed

An Ethiopian Airlines plane Flight 409 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, near Na’ameh early Monday morning.

It is a Boeing 737 – 800.

It crashed soon after takeoff from the Rafik Hariri International Airport, Beirut at about 2:30 am local time.

Beirut is the capital of Lebanon.

There was a thunderstorm and heavy rain at the time.

The plane was flying to Addis Ababa.

Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia.

There are about 90 people on the plane.

51 of the passengers are Lebanese.

Most others are Ethiopian.

Search and rescue operations are going on.

So far they had found four bodies.

It is a sad news and the families and friends of the victims must be very sad.

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