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Italian quake victims look to rebuild their lives

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Italian quake victims look to rebuild their lives


Northern Italy is still reeling from an earthquake that claimed the lives of 17 people and injured more than 350.

The Emilia-Romagna region has been rattled by aftershocks since Tuesday morning.

The government reckons losses from the tremor could range from 500 million to 2 billion euros.

Locals in the town of Cavezzo are wondering how they will rebuild their lives.

Emilio Contini, the owner of medical equipment manufacturer Artech, said it is not the first time that he has had to start from scratch.

“We get our strength from looking at our children and that allows us to start again,” he said.

The region has been hit by tremors before. The latest natural disaster follows a May 20th earthquake that killed seven and injured 50.

An estimated 14,000 people have been left homelesses by the two tremors.

They are now living in makeshift tents, unsure when they will be able to return to their homes.

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