Thursday, 25 August 2016

At least 247 killed in earthquake in central Italy

Posted by Anup Baral August 25, 2016 :
The death toll from Wednesday's earthquake in Italy has climbed to 247, with over 360 injured. According to rescuers, the numbers could still rise as more people remain unaccounted for. The powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck near the central city of Rieti heavily damaged a number of towns. The Italian cabinet is set to meet on Thursday to discuss measures to help the quake-hit areas. Tents have been set up around villages and towns for the thousands who were left homeless.

At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy's Civil Protection Department. In the small Italian towns hit hard by a magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck in the middle of the night, rescuers feverishly dug through the rubble of downed homes and apartments looking for survivors.

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