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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook central Italy on Wednesday morning, burying dozens of people in various cities. The areas affected the most were  Accumoli and Amatrice while the village of Pescara del Tronto was completely levelled to the ground. Authorities have confirmed 38 people dead while 150 are still missing as at the time of filing this report.

Mayor of Amatrice, Sergio Pirozzi, told newsmen:
"Half the town is gone. There are people under the rubble. There's been a landslide and a bridge might collapse.

"There are tens of victims, so many under the rubble. We're preparing a place for the bodies."
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