August 25, 2016Comments Off on Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy942 Views
The Italian Civil Protection agency has described Wednesday’s devastating earthquake that hit near Perrugia as a “severe” seismic event.
At least 120 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the middle of the night.
Scores of buildings were reduced to dusty piles of masonry in communities close to the epicentre of the 3:32 a.m. quake in a remote area straddling the regions of Umbria, Marche, and Lazio.
A man is rescued alive from the ruins in Amatrice. Photo credit: Remo Casilli / Reuters
A woman is helped to leave her home by rescuers in Amatrice. Photo credit: Remo Casilli / Reuters
A woman holds a child as they stand in the street following an earthquake, in Amatrice. The magnitude-6 quake was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Photo credit: Massimo Percossi/AP
Rescuers stand by a collapsed house in Amatrice. More than 70 people were killed and hundreds injured as crews raced to dig out survivors. Photo credit: Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP
A woman holds a dog in her arms as she walks with a man next to the rubble of buildings in Amatrice. Photo credit: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty
A man walks amid the rubble in Pescara del Tronto. Photo credit: Remo Casilli / Reuters