Aerial footage shows flood-hit central Italy

STORY: At least eight people have been killed by torrential overnight rains and floods, authorities said.

Around 400 millimetres of rain fell within two to three hours, inundating the streets of several towns around the region's capital Ancona on the Adriatic coast.

Italy's fire and rescue service also released video of a rescue operation in Pesaro, Marche where seven people in difficulty were rescued by helicopter.