At least 120 dead as strong quake strikes central Italy / Italy quake toll hits 247 as rescuers hunt for survivors

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Series Details 24.08.16
Publication Date 24/08/2016
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An earthquake with the magnitude of 6.2 struck in central Italy in the early hours of the 24 August 2016, in a remote area across Umbria, Lazio and Le Marche. The and other news sources reported on the incident and its aftermath and suggested that at least 250 people had been killed and many more injured.

The area of the earthquake was just north of the city of L'Aquila, where a quake claimed the lives of some 300 people in 2009.

In a statement expressing sympathy the European Commission reported that its Emergency Response Coordination Centre was closely monitoring the situation and was in contact with the Italian civil protection authorities regarding any help which could be requested.

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BBC News, 24.08.16: Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 120
Deutsche Welle, 24.08.16: Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy
Politico, 24.08.16: Matteo Renzi: No one will be left behind after earthquake
Wikipedia: List of earthquakes in Italy
Earthquake Track: 6.2 magnitude earthquake 6 km from Accumoli, Latium, Italy
European Commission: DG Communication: RAPID: STATEMENT/16/2883, 24.07.16: Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides following the earthquake in central Italy
The, 25.08.16: Italy quake toll hits 247 as rescuers hunt for survivors
Deutsche Welle 25.08.16: Hunt for Italy quake survivors continues as death toll rises
ESO: Background information: Scientists convicted over Italian quake
EurActiv, 24.08.16: EU provides Italy with satellite maps of earthquake damage
European Council: Press Release, 25.08.16: Letter of condolences from President Donald Tusk to the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following the earthquake in central Italy
The Economist, 27.08.16: An earthquake in Italy. Beauty and tragedy
The, 25.08.16: Italy quake: Probe opens into building collapses
EUObserver, 25.08.16: Italy earthquake is test for Renzi
The Conversation, 24.08.16: Italy’s deadly earthquake is the latest in a history of destruction
Deutsche Welle, 26.08.16: Refugees reach out to Italy earthquake victims
BBC News, 29.09.16: Italy earthquake: Race to help homeless as nights turn cold

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