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Following the breaking news and report right from central Italy, a severe earthquake just hit the innocent citizens and non-citizens
Report confirmed that a “magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 37 people dead and 150 missing, as rescuers search for survivors. Many of the dead were in the village of Pescara del Tronto which was levelled up to the ground and there were fears the number of casualties could rise.” but now 37 are confirmed dead.
Much of the town of Amatrice was reduced to rubble and a family of four were feared dead nearby in Accumoli. the report says.
As at the time the earthquake stroke, exactly 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome. it was measures and the analysis made us to understand that it struck at a shallow depth of 10km, its intensity was compared to the Aquila earthquake in April 2009 in which 309 people died.
Some buildings in the capital shook for 20 seconds as the quake struck the regional border area of Umbria, Lazio and Le Marche. It was felt from Bologna in the north to Naples in the south. Some 80 aftershocks have been reported since.
Local authorities were unsure of the full extent of casualties, but 11 people were reported dead including children in the neighboring villages of Pescara del Tronto and Arquata del Tronto. An elderly couple and a boy were among the victims.
Another 20 people have been taken to hospital. Two boys aged four and seven were pulled alive from the rubble of the house they had been staying in with their grandmother, Ansa news agency reported. Rescuers said they had been sheltering under a bed.
Also accroding to report,rescuers were still trying to reach the remote village of Peracchia di Acqua Santa Terme a few kilometres to the east.
Italy’s Civil Protection agency described the earthquake as “severe”.
THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS: Rescue teams are being sent to the worst-hit areas.
“It was so strong. It seemed the bed was walking across the room by itself with us on it,” Lina Mercantini of Ceselli, Umbria, told Reuters as BBC reported