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More than 200 dead in Italian quake

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More than 200 dead in Italian quake


Death and destruction stalk the city of L’Aquila as the number killed in Monday’s earthquake continues to rise.

The latest figures stand at 207 dead and more than 1,500 injured. The Italian government has revised the number of people made homeless to 17,000. The earthquake struck in the early hours of Monday, catching residents as they slept and destroying houses, centuries-old churches and other structures in 26 cities and towns. If that was not enough, officials say the quake would severely affect the region’s economy, much of which relies on tourism, agriculture and small family-run businesses.

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