Record rainfall in Italy as extreme weather lashes country

Parts of Italy have been hit by extreme weather, with records broken for the amount of rainfall and St Mark's Square in Venice flooded. The commune of Rossiglione in Genoa, Liguria, received 74cm (29.2in) of rain in 12 hours, a European record, while Sicily was also battered by heavy rain and strong winds.

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