Italy Earthquake: ‘At least 73 dead including many children’ as ‘apocalyptic’ 6.2 M Quake leaves Towns in Ruins. 16 Towns in the area “ARE NO MORE!” Rescue workers are attempting to free trapped people from under the ruins. The Central Italy Earthquake struck at 6-mile depth and hit at 3:30 AM today and lasted for 20 Seconds. It was felt from Venice to Rome.
DRONE FOOTAGE of TOWN ‘WIPED OFF THE MAP’ ‘APOCALYPTIC’ 6.2 ITALY Quake Kills 120
DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWS TOWN ‘WIPED OFF THE MAP’ AFTER ‘APOCALYPTIC’ 6.2 ITALIAN EARTHQUAKE HITS, KILLING 120.
Early Wednesday morning, a devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake strong enough to be felt more than 100 miles away in Rome, hit central Italy southeast of Norcia.
Towns across three regions — Umbria, Lazio and Marche — were hit. The mayor of Amatrice, a town in the province of Rieti where the earthquake did the most damage, says his town “isn’t here anymore”. The earthquake has essentially wiped it off the map (see below).
The death toll has officially risen to 120 and counting, and another 150 are estimated to still be missing, trapped among the rubble. Eighty-six people lost their lives in Amatrice alone. Thousands are homeless now.
Earthquake in Italy: Death toll rises to 159 ‘including many children’ as ‘apocalyptic’ 6.2 magnitude quake leaves towns in ruins
- 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
- At least 159 people reported dead
- Ten-year-old girl pulled alive from the rubble after 17 hours
- Family of four feared dead under rubble
- World leaders offer condolences, assitance
- ‘At least half the town is gone’, Amatrice mayor says
The earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has killed at least 159 people, the country’s civil protection agency said, raising a previous count of 124.
The search for bodies is continuing through the night and “won’t slow down,” civil protection head Fabrizio Curcio said.
Matteo Renzi, the Italian Prime Minister, had previously said at least 120 people have been killed by the earthquake that struck Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning.