Update: Earthquake in Italy 281 Perished

 Update August 26 2016
36 coffins in a gymnasium: An Italian town mourns its earthquake victims
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/italy-earthquake-ascoli-piceno-1.3737743

 Update from earlier

Italy earthquake death toll drops to 241

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/italy-earthquake-death-toll-drops-1.3735050

August 25 2016

 

How Canadians can help victims of the quake in Italy

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/how-canadians-can-help-victims-of-the-quake-in-italy-1.3042454

How to help the victims of the Italy earthquake

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/world/iyw-italy-earthquake-how-to-help/

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.

More at

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/25/italian-earthquake-death-toll-soars-rescuers-work-through-night

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.

More at

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/italy-earthquake-death-toll-rises-1.3735050

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.

More at

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37181933

‘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’

A lot more pictures of the devastation at

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3757325/She-s-alive-Dramatic-moment-ten-year-old-girl-pulled-rubble-spending-17-HOURS-trapped-upside-Italian-earthquake-debris.html

From August 24 2016

Earthquake in Italy

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Earthquake in Italy

 

A  6.2-magnitude earthquake followed by a series of aftershocks has hit central Italy.

The worst hit towns were believed to be Accumoli, Amatrice, Posta and Arquata del Tronto, a spokesman for the Italian fire department Luca Cari told Reuters.

The tremor was felt across Italy, from Bologna in the north to Naples in the south. There have been dozens of aftershocks.

Strong shockwaves were felt as far as the capital Rome, more than 100 miles from where the quake first struck at around 3.30am local time.

From all reports I have read, 120 have died, that they know of and many are still missing.

Italy earthquakeA man cries looking at what’s left of his home after a deadly earthquake rattled Amatrice, Italy. Photo: Getty Images

Italy earthquake general imageA general view of Pescara del Tronto after the quake. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Italy Worst hit area

I have added a number of News sites below. All have photo’s and video of the devastation.

Some have some of the same photo’s, but they all have different things as well. No two are the same.

 

Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 120
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37171953
Earthquake in Italy: ‘At least 120 dead including many children’ as ‘apocalyptic’ 6.2 magnitude quake leaves towns in ruins
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/24/italy-earthquake-at-least-73-dead-including-many-children-as-apo/
‘This used to be my home’: Italians in shock after devastating earthquake
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/italy-earthquake-rescue-teams-dig-through-rubble-as-death-toll-rises
Italy earthquake throws spotlight on lax construction laws
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/italy-earthquake-throws-spotlight-on-lax-construction-laws
Italy earthquake: Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes near town of Norcia, bringing down buildings and killing at least 120
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/earthquake-italy-natural-disaster-buildings-collapse-six-dead-a7206691.html
Dozens dead, hundreds hurt in earthquake devastating Amatrice, 2 other towns Wednesday
Has Drone footage showing the devastation from Italy quake
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/italy-earthquake-survivors-1.3733605
At least 120 dead as shallow 6.2 quake shakes Rome, devastates towns in central Italy
https://www.rt.com/news/356904-italy-earthquake-rome-felt/
Daily mail has a lot of pictures and video as well
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3755722/Italy-rocked-6-1-magnitude-earthquake-centered-near-capital-Rome.html

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