Storms devastate rice paddies in Italy’s ‘golden triangle’

Palestro, Italy (AFP) Oct 6, 2020
With a deafening roar, the swollen Sesia river swept down the Alpine valley in northern Italy to engulf the plains below, drowning the country’s so-called “golden triangle” of rice paddies in mud. Storms at the weekend, when the region was lashed by half the yearly average rainfall in just one day, dealt a severe blow to Europe’s biggest rice producer, flooding the marshy area where 80 perce
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