Italy earthquake: Flattened towns turn to rubble

UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2016 07:46 AM IST
Aerial view of Amatrice in central Italy on Wednesday. (AP Photo)
Victims sit among the rubble of a house after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice on August 24, 2016. (AFP Photo)
A victim is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice. (AP Photo)
A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto. (REUTERS)
Rescuers and firemen inspect the rubble of buildings in Amatrice. (AFP Photo)
An injured person is rescued with a helicopter following an earthquake at Pescara del Tronto, central Italy. (REUTERS)
Residents stand among damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)
A man is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice. (AP Photo)
A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice. (AP Photo)
A man is rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice. (REUTERS)
A man walks amid rubbles after an earthquake struck in Amatrice. (AP Photo)
A man reacts to his damaged home after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)
A body is covered by cloth next to rubble following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy. (REUTERS)
A car lies under a damaged wall after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice, a mountain village in neighbouring Lazio that was packed with visitors at the peak of the summer season. “Half the village has disappeared,” said Sergio Pirozzi, Amatrice’s mayor. (AFP Photo)
Residents look at a damaged home after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. Amatrice is famous in Italy as a beauty spot and is a popular holiday destination for Romans seeking cool mountain air at the height of the summer. (AFP Photo)
Two men walk on a damaged home after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. The first quake struck shortly after 3.30 am (0130 GMT), according to the United States Geological Survey. (AFP Photo)
A man carries a pram among damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)
A man stands among the rubble of a house after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)
A man stands on a damaged home after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. Numerous buildings collapsed in small communities close to the epicentre of the quake in a remote, thinly-populated area straddling the regions of Umbria, Marche and Lazio. (AFP Photo)
A man reacts after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)
A damaged house is seen after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice, Italy. (AFP Photo)
Residents look at damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)

Aerial view of Amatrice in central Italy on Wednesday. (AP Photo)

Victims sit among the rubble of a house after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice on August 24, 2016. (AFP Photo)

A victim is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice. (AP Photo)

A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto. (REUTERS)

Rescuers and firemen inspect the rubble of buildings in Amatrice. (AFP Photo)

An injured person is rescued with a helicopter following an earthquake at Pescara del Tronto, central Italy. (REUTERS)

Residents stand among damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)

A man is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice. (AP Photo)

A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice. (AP Photo)

A man is rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice. (REUTERS)

A man walks amid rubbles after an earthquake struck in Amatrice. (AP Photo)

A man reacts to his damaged home after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)

A body is covered by cloth next to rubble following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy. (REUTERS)

A car lies under a damaged wall after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice, a mountain village in neighbouring Lazio that was packed with visitors at the peak of the summer season. “Half the village has disappeared,” said Sergio Pirozzi, Amatrice’s mayor. (AFP Photo)

Residents look at a damaged home after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. Amatrice is famous in Italy as a beauty spot and is a popular holiday destination for Romans seeking cool mountain air at the height of the summer. (AFP Photo)

Two men walk on a damaged home after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. The first quake struck shortly after 3.30 am (0130 GMT), according to the United States Geological Survey. (AFP Photo)

A man carries a pram among damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)

A man stands among the rubble of a house after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)

A man stands on a damaged home after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. Numerous buildings collapsed in small communities close to the epicentre of the quake in a remote, thinly-populated area straddling the regions of Umbria, Marche and Lazio. (AFP Photo)

A man reacts after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)

A damaged house is seen after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice, Italy. (AFP Photo)

Residents look at damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice. (AFP Photo)

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