Three occupants of a car have been swept to their deaths off a collapsed bridge in Tuscany, reports the BBC.

Northern and central Italy has been hit by a third day of heavy rain and flooding which has caused travel disruption, power cuts and the threat of landslides.

Rivers have burst their banks across the Tuscany region and neighbouring Umbria.

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70% of Venice was under water at one point

A 73-year-old man was drowned in his car on Monday after it became submerged by water from the Chiarone river.

According to Reuters, the Governor of Tuscany, Enrico Rossi, has appealed to the army for help.

He said: "It has been devastating. I saw at least six bridges destroyed in the hills, floods, landslides, vineyards and olive groves swept away."

Venice was hit particularly hard on Sunday, with the ‘acqua alta’ or high water season, being one of the highest ever recorded.

Some parts of the historic were city submerged under five feet of water on Sunday, though this has since receded slightly.

A few tourists had a more free and easy approach to the high waters, venturing out to see the sights despite the flooding.

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    Shoes and wellies float in a flooded shop during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People take a coffee ina flooded shop during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Parents carry their children in a small street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A woman walks on a flooded St Mark's square during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Tourists put on their shoes in front of the bridge of Sighs during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People walk in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People walk in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Tourists walk on footbridges during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Tourists walk on footbridges near the Rialto bridge during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man runs in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A shoes seller displays wellies outside his shop in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man sits in his shop as tourits walk in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Tourists walk on footbridges near the Rialto bridge during a 'acqua alta' on November 11, 2012 in Venice. Rain and wind hit the north of Italy on Sunday and the folooding reached 150 centimetres in Venice. AFP PHOTO / MARCO SABADIN (Photo credit should read Marco Sabadin,Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A family walk on bridge as they leave the flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A family stands on bridge set up in the flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People walk on bridges set up in front of Palace of Doges during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A family walk on bridge as they leave the flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man carries a girl as they leave the flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People walk on bridges set up in a flooded St Mark's square during 'acqua alta' (high water) on November 1, 2012 in Venice. Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square today as the City of Bridges was put on 'acqua alta' (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The 'acqua alta' reached 130 centimeters at midnight. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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