One dead and three missing as boat carrying British tourists overturns in whirlwind on Italian lake | world news

A boat carrying at least 20 tourists and crew has overturned in a whirlwind on Lake Maggiore in Italy.

At least one person has died and several others are still missing, according to Italian media.

italy Firefighters said 19 people were rescued, many of whom were believed to have managed to swim to shore.

Sky Italia reported that British passengers were on board the ship.

Rescue operations continue with divers, boats and a helicopter spotted at the scene.

Photo: Vigili del Fuoco / Twitter

Video from firefighters showed pieces of wood floating in the lake as a helicopter hovered over the lake.

The whirlwind was part of a storm system that hit the northern Lombardy region on Sunday evening, forcing delays at Malpensa airport.


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