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St Mark’s Square closed as Venice hit by third record tide

by Christian Fleetwood

St Mark’s Square was closed on the weekend after Venice was inundated with a nearly five-foot flood, marking the third time within a week that waters have peaked this high.

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Venice “on its knees” after being hit by worst flood in 50 years

Venice has been hit by the second-worst flood in its recorded history, with water submerging 85 per cent of the Italian city.

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