Earthquake strikes Italy

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy.

The massive quake hit at 3:36am and was located 100km east of capital city Rome. The quake had a shallow depth of 10km.

At this stage at least 247 people are dead and others trapped under rubble.

Officials warned the number of fatalities was likely to rise. The head of the civil protection department compared the earthquake’s intensity to Aquila in April 2009 in which 309 people died.

Some of the worst damage was in the town of Amatrice, where several people died and rescue efforts were under way to find survivors.

12 Responses

  1. that is really sad and really how are you going to build the city again?
    But it would be really hard to build the city again no afence

  2. that is so sad si si?
    My Ma And Pa live there.
    I have only lived here in new zealand for 3 weeks. 🙁

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