Update: Earthquake in Italy 281 Perished

 Update August 26 2016
36 coffins in a gymnasium: An Italian town mourns its earthquake victims

 Update from earlier

Italy earthquake death toll drops to 241


August 25 2016


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Italian earthquake death toll soars as rescuers work through night

18-month-old girl whose mother survived 2009 L’Aquila quake is among victims as towns including Amatrice are razed

At least 368 more people were injured, the national civil protection agency said in Rome, and an unknown number remained trapped in the rubble of collapsed and damaged buildings in the cluster of ancient hilltop towns and villages, some almost entirely razed by the 6.2-magnitude quake.

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Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247

The number of people killed in the earthquake that devastated parts of central Italy on Wednesday rose to 247 on Thursday morning, regional and national officials said.

Most of the dead — 190 — were in Amatrice and Accumuli and their nearby hamlets.

And many residents of the region have been jolted awake by a strong aftershock, which struck at about 5:40 a.m. local time Thursday.

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Italy earthquake: Death toll reaches 247 amid rescue efforts

Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy.

The search went on through the night, and there was a strong aftershock which rocked already damaged buildings.

More than 4,300 rescuers are using heavy lifting equipment and their bare hands.

Many of the victims were children, the health minister said, and there were warnings the toll could rise further.

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‘She’s alive!’: Dramatic moment a ten-year-old girl is pulled from the rubble after 17 HOURS trapped upside down in Italian debris of earthquake that killed 247 people and ‘wiped towns off the map’

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From August 24 2016

Earthquake in Italy

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