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Central Italy has been inundated by floods after days of torrential rain. The governor of Tuscany has called in the army to help after dozens were forced to leave their homes and roads and bridges were swept away.

At least one person is known to have been killed.

The Italian Red Cross has sent 150 volunteers to the regions affected and has set up emergency food kitchens.

The torrential rain means rivers have burst their banks and has exposed problems with drainage systems.

Nearly three-quarters of historic city of Venice is underwater, including St Mark’s Square. The city’s environment officer is blaming climate change, while Italy’s Environment Minister has called for a maintenance programme for the regions.

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