Deadly mudslides engulf homes in Switzerland and Italy

An aerial view of the site of a landslide in Davesco-Soragno near Lugano, Switzerland, on 16 November 2014.

An aerial view of the site of a landslide in Davesco-Soragno near Lugano, Switzerland, on 16 November 2014.  Swiss authorities said two women, aged 34 and 38, had died when the mudslide hit the building in the village of Davesco-Soragno.

(SOURCE)  Two women died when a wall of mud destroyed a house near the Swiss town of Lugano on Sunday.

Over the border, a pensioner and his granddaughter were killed when a mudslide engulfed their home.

The heavy rain is expected to continue across the region, and both countries have issued major flood alerts.

The levels of lakes Lugano and Maggiore, seen below, are already dangerously high.

An aerial view of the flooded area around Lake Maggiore near the village of Magadino in Ticino, Switzerland, on 16 November 2014

Homes and businesses, such as this farm near Italy’s Lake Maggiore, have been cut off by rising waters.

An aerial view of a flooded area near Lake Maggiore shows a farm surrounded by water near the village of Magadino in Ticino, Switzerland, on 16 November 2014

The region has had more rain in a few days than it would normally expect in a year.

The Ticino river burst its banks near Vigevano in northern Italy.

A house is surrounded by water during floods near Vigevano, northern Italy, on 16 November 2014

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