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Italy: Makeshift camp set up for Pescara del Tronto quake victims 01:44

Italy: Makeshift camp set up for Pescara del Tronto quake victims

Italy, Pescara del Tronto
August 25, 2016 at 23:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

Emergency services set up tents in Pescara del Tronto on Thursday to accommodate those who lost their houses from the catastrophic 6.2 magnitude quake, which struck the town on Wednesday.

The earthquake's death toll has reached 247, while hundreds still remain unaccounted for.

4,300 rescuers with sniffer dogs are continuing to looking for survivors. Though their efforts have been hampered by the quake's aftershocks.

The earthquake struck at around 03:33 local time (01:33 GMT) on Wednesday, and was felt across central Italy, including in the capital Rome some 126km (76 miles) away from the quake's epicentre, which was located in the town of Norcia.

Italy: Makeshift camp set up for Pescara del Tronto quake victims 01:44
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Emergency services set up tents in Pescara del Tronto on Thursday to accommodate those who lost their houses from the catastrophic 6.2 magnitude quake, which struck the town on Wednesday.

The earthquake's death toll has reached 247, while hundreds still remain unaccounted for.

4,300 rescuers with sniffer dogs are continuing to looking for survivors. Though their efforts have been hampered by the quake's aftershocks.

The earthquake struck at around 03:33 local time (01:33 GMT) on Wednesday, and was felt across central Italy, including in the capital Rome some 126km (76 miles) away from the quake's epicentre, which was located in the town of Norcia.

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