October 22, 2016

Italy Quake Leaves 73 Dead: Officials

At least 73 people have died between the towns of Accumoli and Amatrice. (File Photo)

ROME:  A powerful earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has left at least 73 people dead, the country’s civil protection unit said.

Immacolata Postiglione, the head of the unit’s emergency department, announced the new toll at a press conference in Rome as rescue efforts continued in the mountain villages devastated by the quake.

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