Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

The Amatrice town in Italy, ‘not here any more’ after strong earthquake, says mayor

Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck north-east of Rome, leaving at least 38 people dead,  others fleeing into the streets and blackouts near the epicentre.The town was among the locations to sustains serious damage.

Mayor in town of Amatrice saying people buried under rubbleand others trapped under rubble. “residents were buried under debris and the town isn’t here any more”, the Guardiam reports.

 

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 Amatrice, Italy: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

1. A Famous Pasta Dish, ‘Amatriciana’ Was Created in Amatrice

2. Amatrice Is a Very Small Town About an Hour From Rome & Is Built on a ‘Rocky Spur’

3. The Spanish Burned Amatrice Down in the 1500s & the City Was Settled in Prehistoric Times

4. The City Was Home to 14th Century Religious Artwork & Churches

5. The Quake Destroyed Almost the Entire Historic Town

Read the full story at heavy, by Jessica McBride

 

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