Worst floods for 50 years bring Venice to ‘its knees’

(CNN)The worst flooding to hit Venice in more than 50 years has brought the historic city to its knees, its mayor said on Wednesday.

“Venice is on its knees,” Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted. “St. Mark’s Basilica has sustained serious damage, like the entire city and its islands.”
The crypt of St. Mark’s Basilica was inundated for just the sixth time in 1,200 years.

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