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Italy: Drone captures devastation of Amatrice from above01:32

Italy: Drone captures devastation of Amatrice from above

Italy, Amatrice
August 24, 2016 at 16:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage over the town of Amatrice captured the extent of the damage caused by the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck early on Wednesday morning.

So far 35 bodies had been discovered in Amatrice alone, according to ANSA new agency, with Italy’s civil protection service reporting that 73 had been confirmed dead in areas affected by the quake.

The earthquake struck at around 3:33 am local time (01:33 GMT), and was felt across the central Italy, including in the capital Rome some 126km (76 miles) away from the quake's epicentre, in the town of Norcia.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre measured the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.1 on Richter scale, while the US Geological Survey put it at 6.2.

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Drone footage over the town of Amatrice captured the extent of the damage caused by the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck early on Wednesday morning.

So far 35 bodies had been discovered in Amatrice alone, according to ANSA new agency, with Italy’s civil protection service reporting that 73 had been confirmed dead in areas affected by the quake.

The earthquake struck at around 3:33 am local time (01:33 GMT), and was felt across the central Italy, including in the capital Rome some 126km (76 miles) away from the quake's epicentre, in the town of Norcia.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre measured the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.1 on Richter scale, while the US Geological Survey put it at 6.2.

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