Major earthquake and multiple aftershocks rock central Italy
An earthquake with a magnitude estimated at 6.1 rattled Rome and central Italy early Wednesday.
Social media users are reporting the collapse of numerous buildings in the town of Amatrice and state-run RAI radio said people ran into the streets in the Umbria and Le Marche regions shortly after the quake struck just after 3:30 a.m. local time.
According to the Associated Press, the mayor of Amatrice says his town “isn’t here anymore,” and that people are trapped under buildings, while the mayor of Accumoli says a family of four are trapped under debris without any signs of life. Read more…
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