A building hit by rocks and mud following floods in Laglio, Como Lake, northern Italy, Wednesday July, 28, 2021. Towns around Italy’s Lake Como have been hit by mudslides and floods in yet another example of extreme weather phenomena that an agricultural lobby says have intensified in recent years. Italian firefighters carried out more than 60 rescues Tuesday after storms wreaked havoc around the picturesque lake ringed by mountains in northern Italy. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Mudslides struck the picturesque vacation area of Lake Como, Italy, Tuesday after storms wrecked havoc nearby.

Firefighters conducted more than 60 rescues but no deaths or injuries were reported, according to the Associated Press.

The town of Brienno on the lake’s western shore was hit the hardest. There, 50 residents were trapped in a building when a landslide caused a gas leak. Photos show major damage to homes and vehicles in Laglio, where landslides sent debris cascading into buildings and roads.

The storms triggered floods as well. In Cernobbio, an apartment building was threatened by floods and evacuated by fire crews.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos of the damage in Lake Como.


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