Saturday, 27 August 2016

Italy's death toll soars as aftershocks hit

Posted by Anup Baral August 27th, 2016 : The death toll in the Italian earthquake continued to climb as more aftershocks rattled the already-devastated areas. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
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.

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