Rescuers pull third Figure out of Sardinian City buried by Sand

ROME — Rescuers on Sunday recovered the body of an older woman, the next fatality from the town of Bitti, that had been partly buried a day before by mudslides after torrential rain.

The Italian news agency LaPresse explained that the corpse of this 89-year-old sufferer had washed downhill from around her residence to the town basketball court.

On Saturday, the bodies of those two other victims were discovered. One was a rancher that had been caught up from the raging muddy seas on his way home; another was a 90-year-old guy in his property.

The sand in the roads reached the next floor of several buildings. The floodwaters and mounds of sand overturned and smashed cars, leaving vehicles half-buried in debris and dirt.

Geologists noted the storm-triggered calamity has been the newest of many similar types, such as one in November 2013 that claimed 19 lives, to afflict the island. They worried that many inhabited regions were created on geologically unstable terrain.

Sardinia Gov. Christian Solinas on Sunday lamented what he stated was”excessive bureaucracy” from the failure to execute projects, financed in the aftermath of this 2013 flood, to create regions of the island geologically safe.