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5.8 Quake Shakes Northern Italy

5.8 Quake Shakes Northern Italy

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck northern Italy Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, damaging buildings and raising concern among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor shook the region just over a week ago. It’s the second major quake to strike northern Italy in 9 days.

Officials and a source from the Italian Red Cross said several people were trapped under the rubble of houses and warehouses in the Emilia-Romagna region. Police said 10 people were confirmed dead but the toll was likely to rise.

The 5.8-magnitude quake struck near Modena and was felt across much of northern and central Italy.

“The situation is very serious, some people are stuck under the rubble,” Alberto Silvestri, the mayor of San Felice sul Panaro, on e of the towns near the epicentre, told SkyTG24.


 

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