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Venice hit by the heaviest flooding since 1966.

In the Italian city of Venice on Tuesday, hit by the heaviest flooding since 1966. The water level rose up to 1,87 m, at the end, in 1966, that is 1,94 m. The mayor mr Luigi Brugnaro, say, the point is to declare a state of emergency, to call out and the fear of major damage.

Brugnaro blame for the floods on climate change, and calls on the government to help in dealing with the trouble. “The cost will be high,” said the mayor on Twitter.

The Basilica of San Marco, and the squares and streets of the city are under water. It’s not clear yet what the damage is to the church. This is the sixth year that st. mark’s was flooded. In the past two years, this happened four times.

Elsewhere in Venice, which came in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, a man was killed. He was struck by lightning when he was a pump attendant. In the house, it was the body of another man was found.

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Tourists in Venice, to work their way through flooded streets

Next few days more rain is expected

With the recent floods, said a staff member of the largest church in Venice, a building in one day, twenty years older than you”, it was now.

In italy, the last days have been rain and floods, mostly in the southern part of the country. In the next few days there will be more rain to come.

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