As rescuers dig through the rubble, more than 250 people dead in Italy earthquake

| Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 13:17
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New Delhi: After an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale struck a small Italian town on the midnight of Tuesday, a considerably large number of people were believed to be trapped under the rubble as they could not reach to safer shores on time. Italy earthquake, as of now, has resulted in the displacement of at least 1000 people across the region.

The worst-hit towns in Italy earthquake was Cascia, Amatrice, Arquata del Tronto, Maltignano in the precipice of Rome. More than 250 have been reported dead in Italy where the damage of the earthquake is being seen as severe. The Civil Protection agency said that no residents would be allowed  to sleep in the crumbling town of Amatrice a day after the earthquake struck.

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shared his grief over the tragedy and said, "Right now we feel terrible pain. Italy is a family that has been hit and struck, but we are not going to be stopped."

The Prime Minister vowed to leave no stone unturned in efforts to rescue the people who might still be buried alive under the rubble. As rescuers search under the debris for victims who were completely unaware of the midnight earthquake, the number of victims are to supposedly increase.

"The town of Amatrice is no more," it was said after the disaster occurred.


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