Pantelleria tornado: Two dead and nine injured on Italian island south of Sicily

Two people have been killed and nine injured after a tornado ripped through the Italian island of Pantelleria.

Two people are also in a critical condition, said authorities on the Mediterranean island 62 miles (100km) southwest of Sicily.

A firefighter and an 86-year-old resident died after their cars were flipped into the air and they were thrown out, according to Italian news agency ANSA.

One victim landed on a low wall and the other on the ground.

Some 10 vehicles were flipped by the force of the tornado, with one local telling Italian media: “What presented itself to our eyes was an apocalyptic scene.”

Firefighters also said electricity poles had been bent over, roofs damaged and trees knocked down in the tornado.

Pantelleria mayor Vincenzo Vittorio Campo said no one appeared to be missing on the island.

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