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Strong aftershock in quake-hit central Italy

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Strong aftershock in quake-hit central Italy


A stong aftershock has hit central Italy where thousands remain under canvas after a devastating earthquake, just over a week ago.

The 4.9 magnitude aftershock is one of the most powerful since the tragedy that killed nearly 300 people. Scientists have detected 10,000 aftershocks since the earthquake, of which around 1,000 could be felt. With rescue efforts now over, prosecutors are investigating why so many modern buildings were flattened by the quake and whether flawed construction materials were to blame for the high death toll.

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