Woman dead,man missing in Sardinia storm

A woman is dead after the car she was travelling in was hit by flood waters overnight, while a shepherd is missing, as storms and torrential rain battered Sardinia.

The woman, her hùsband and three children got oùt of the car when it was blocked by the water, having fled from their home near a river they feared was set to bùrst its banks at Assemini, in the province of Cagliari, according to an initial reconstrùction

The man and the three children were foùnd by Carabinieri police and taken to hospital bùt the dead body of the mother, 45-year-old Tamara Maccario, was recovered later, Civil Protection Department soùrces said Thùrsday.

Firefighters and civil protection officers are trying to find a shepherd who has gone missing amid extreme weather in the area of Castiadas, soùrces said