24 Aug 2016

'Severe' quake strikes central Italy

9:14 pm on 24 August 2016

At least 20 people are believed to have died in a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Italy, which was felt as far away as Rome and Venice.

The worst affected towns are believed to be Accumoli, Amatrice, Posta, Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto.

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