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Italy: Death toll rises as overnight rescue ops in Pescara del Tronto continue 01:32

Italy: Death toll rises as overnight rescue ops in Pescara del Tronto continue

Italy, Pescara del Tronto
August 25, 2016 at 07:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Emergency crews continued to dig through debris and rubble in the earthquake-stricken village of Pescara del Tronto on Thursday, looking for trapped people as overnight search and rescue operations across central Italy continue.

At the time of writing, 247 bodies were reportedly discovered in the town of Amatrice alone. More than 500 people have been reported injured, with victims in critical conditions being brought to hospitals in Rome. An additional number of 2,500 people are displaced.

The earthquake struck at around 3:33 am local time (01:33 GMT) on Wednesday, 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.

Video courtesy: Vigili Del Fuoco

Italy: Death toll rises as overnight rescue ops in Pescara del Tronto continue 01:32
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Emergency crews continued to dig through debris and rubble in the earthquake-stricken village of Pescara del Tronto on Thursday, looking for trapped people as overnight search and rescue operations across central Italy continue.

At the time of writing, 247 bodies were reportedly discovered in the town of Amatrice alone. More than 500 people have been reported injured, with victims in critical conditions being brought to hospitals in Rome. An additional number of 2,500 people are displaced.

The earthquake struck at around 3:33 am local time (01:33 GMT) on Wednesday, 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.

Video courtesy: Vigili Del Fuoco

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