Our thoughts and prayers are with those effected by this horrible earthquake. ~ DS
Updates 1 & 2: added video reports
Mon, 06 Apr 2009 17:43:40 GMT
About 50,000 people have become homeless.
The death toll from Italy’s earthquakes has reached 150 as 1,500 people are reported wounded while many others are still trapped under the rubble.
The rescue operation is underway in most areas with more than 1,700 rescuers attempting to recover bodies or rescue those trapped under the ruined buildings.
Cries for help are heard from the rubble, and thousands are in the streets bracing for aftershocks.
via 150 ‘confirmed’ dead in Italy’s quake
Italy earthquake kills more than 90 and leaves thousands homeless
by John Hooper in L’Aquila, Peter Walker and agencies
guardian.co.uk, Monday 6 April 2009 15.48 BST
Scores of people were killed and tens of thousands left homeless in central Italy today after a powerful earthquake shook a mountain region, severely damaging a historic city and leaving hundreds feared trapped in rubble.
At least 92 people were known to have died, the Italian news agency Ansa reported, quoting local rescue workers, while the Red Cross said it faced a “race” to rescue those still trapped.
More than 1,500 people had been injured, the Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, told a press conference in L’Aquila, the badly damaged capital of the Abruzzo region, close to the quake’s epicentre.
via Italy earthquake kills more than 90 and leaves thousands homeless | World news | guardian.co.uk.
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