At least four people were killed when the Jolly Nero container ship hit a control tower at the Italian port of Genoa.
As of 3:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 8, six others are still missing.
The ship is 787 feet long and weight more than 40,500 tones, according to the BBC.
After the ship hit the tower, part of the tower crashed into the water. About 10 people were in the tower at the time of the crash and some are feared to be in the water. Four people have been taken to the hospital.
Two of the dead were harbor officials and the third was one of the pilots, local Primocanale quoted officials as saying.
The fourth death was confirmed dead by the Associated Press Wednesday morning, after the body was found near a submerged elevator.
The accident occurred at about 5:00 p.m. EDT (11 p.m. local time) on Tuesday.
"At the time of the crash, winds were light, about 6 mph out of the southeast, and scattered clouds were in the area," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Erik Pindrock. The weather is not believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash.
As rescue efforts continue, weather in the area should remain clear.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Rain and thunderstorms will continue to cause travel delays and raise the risk of isolated flooding in parts of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada into the weekend.
Typhoon Haima made a second landfall in southeastern China on Friday after leaving at least 13 dead in the northern Philippines.
Damaging storms pounded the Pacific Northwest, while two powerful typhoons struck the Philippines within a four-day span.
A dramatic change to colder weather, and in some cases a taste of winter with snow, will take place this weekend.
Powerful solar storms can devastate the world's interconnected power grids, airline operations, satellites and communications networks.
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