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Italian region reels from second quake

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Italian region reels from second quake


The two quakes are the worst to hit Italy since the L’Aquila tremor that killed the nearly 300 people three years ago.

They have also hit Emilia’s Romagna’s economy.

One trade association estimates they have cost the local agricultural industry some 500 million euros.

Both Ferrari and motorcycle maker Ducati have shut their factories for safety reasons.

“The economy is already on its knees,” said one local man.” This is a total disaster.”

A woman, a resident of Mirandola, said she was “very worried”.

“Yesterday we were picnicking outside work, and now nothing. We aren’t sure of anything anymore.”

About 8,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday.

That brings the total to about 14,000 in the two earthquakes this month.

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