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Heavy Floods Kill at Least Four in Italy

Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) -- Heavy floods in Italy have become deadly, with at least four people killed in Tuscany, BBC News reports.

Three utility workers perished when their vehicle fell off a collapsed bridge. Another man, 73, is believed dead after his car was caught in rising waters, according to BBC.

Families in parts of northern and central Italy, where water has swamped the roads and engulfed towns and cities, reportedly have taken refuge on rooftops.  Seventy percent of the historic city of Venice is submerged under water, Ansa news agency reported Monday.

Umbria and western Tuscany appear to be the worst hit areas. The governor of Tuscany, Enrico Rossi, has called for military deployment to lend aid in flooded areas.

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