EARTHQUAKE, THE DEATH TOLL SWELLS. 267 DEAD. MORE BUILDINGS HAVE CRUMBLED IN AMATRICE

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Earthquakes continue in central Italy. In the early hours of the morning, at 6:28 a.m., a new magnitude 4.8 shock was perceived in Amatrice (in the province of Rieti), provoking new collapses in the town. Meanwhile, the firefighters and rescuers continue to work tirelessly, still digging in two spots on the Roma Street, near the Hotel Rome and a private home.

The death toll swells. According to the Civil Defense updated data there are 267 dead, 207 of them in Amatrice, 49 in Arquata, and 11 in Accumoli. Three houndred eighty-seven injured people passed through the Lazio, Umbria, and Marche regions, but there are still checks going on to see how many of them are still hospitalized. Until yesterday, 238 people were pulled alive from the rubble: the 215 saved by the fire brigade and 23 rescued by the mountain rescue team.

Tomorrow will be held the funerals of the victims of the Marche region in Ascoli Piceno, in the Cathedral. Will be present also the head of State Sergio Mattarella. Whereas Amatrice mayor declared that he still does not know when the funerals of the victims from Amatrice will be held. “We do not even have a church anymore, they will be held outdoors, but we still do not know where and how” Sergio Pirozzi said.

From 24 August, there have been 928 earthquakes, 57 of which in the last 14 hours alone. One of them (magnitude 4.8) happened at 6:28 this morning. At 2:04 a.m., there was a magnitude 3.8 shock, at 6:08 and 6:21 a.m. followed two magnitude 3 shocks. The others have oscillated between 2.1 to 2.7.

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