Site of landslide in Cerro Laveno, near Varese, northern Italy
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Europe storms: Fatal landslides as rains batter Italy and Switzerland

17 November 2014 Last updated at 03:38 GMT

Storms and heavy rains have battered parts of Italy and Switzerland, causing a number of fatalities.

Four people died after torrential downpours triggered landslides on both sides of the border, and streets and fields have flooded.

The area has received more rain in a few days than would normally be expected in a year, with more forecast for the next 36 hours.

Ben Bland reports.