The rescue operation is still going on. Rescuers saved already 23 people, 11 people died.
In the narrow gorge of the Pollino National Park, flooding occurred due to a heavy rainfall. The gorge sharply flooded and the stream of the water and mud carried people away for many kilometers. Some managed to escape on small islets in the stream. 11 people were killed and 5 people are still missing, but this is inaccurate information because not all tourists registered and went with guides.