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A strong tornado hit Italy's Venice and its lagoon causing big damage to local environment.
Hundreds of trees were destroyed by the storm which hit the renowned northern city and some small islands of its lagoon including Sant'Elena, Sant'Erasmo and Certosa.
According to local civil protection agency, the tornado that caused "heavy loss" also damaged several buildings and boats.
Some 15 children who were attending a sailing course in the Venice lagoon were rescued by police after they trapped in the container in which they had taken refuge, according to Corriere della Sera newspaper.