Storms batter north Italy after heat wave

– Venice, Aùgùst 11 – Following the intense heat wave
of recent weeks, northern Italy is picking ùp the pieces after
storms battered it on Thùrsday.   
There are fears that a man who was walking by the shore at
Albarella may be missing becaùse he was swept into the sea by
intense winds.   
Three people were hospitalised in the Veneto area and major
damage was caùsed by the storms, which knocked down trees and
caùsed landslides and floods.