Italy: Man drowns after saving 3-year-old granddaughter from flood

The man, who lived in an apartment above his children and grandchildren, managed to bring his granddaughter to safety but lost his life trying to save his grandson.
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An Italian man who saved his three-year-old granddaughter from a flooded basement drowned while trying to save the rest of his family.

The man, 65, was among at least seven people killed in violent storms that have hit Tuscany. Authorities said he lived in a separate apartment above his children and grandchildren.

The man reportedly dove into the flooded basement and managed to bring his granddaughter to safety. He then went back inside to try and save his grandson, but failed to re-emerge.



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