Devastation in Venice after exceptional tide

Venetians woke Wednesday to devastating scenes after an exceptional high tide washed through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing…

Venetians woke Wednesday to devastating scenes after an exceptional high tide washed through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing hotels and sending tourists fleeing through rapidly rising waters. Shopkeepers on the Grand Canal raged against those who have failed to protect the UNESCO city from the high tide, blaming corruption for the much-delayed barrier protection system which could have prevented the disaster.

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