The Guardian: Italy earthquake: death toll soars as powerful aftershock rocks Amatrice
18-month-old girl whose mother survived 2009 L’Aquila quake is among victims as towns including Amatrice are razed
The death toll from the devastating pre-dawn earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has been raised to 241, after rescue teams using sniffer dogs, bulldozers and their bare hands worked through the night in a desperate search for survivors.
At least 368 more people were injured, the national civil protection agency said in Rome, and an unknown number remained trapped in the rubble of collapsed and damaged buildings in the cluster of ancient hilltop towns and villages, some almost entirely razed by the 6.2-magnitude quake.
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