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Earthquake in Italy: Official death toll 38

A Powerful Earthquake That Rocked Central Italy On Wednesday Left 38 People Dead And The Total Is Likely To Rise, The Country's Civil Protection Unit Said In The First Official Death Toll.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Aug 2016, 04:53:32 PM
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Amatrice (Italy):

A powerful earthquake that rocked central Italy on Wednesday left 38 people dead and the total is likely to rise, the country's civil protection unit said in the first official death toll.

"There are still so many people under masonry, so many missing," said Immacolata Postiglione, the head of the unit's emergency department.

She had earlier announced a toll of 37 but subsequently corrected her statement.

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First Published : 24 Aug 2016, 04:48:00 PM