The Italian government declared a state of emergency in areas affected by the earthquake. Killed more than 260. Missing more than 300 people.
The worst thing for any rescue operation - aftershocks. One of the buildings after a second earthquake in half, but survived. After today repeated shocks, it collapsed completely. At 6.30 am local time, followed by another push. Rescue operation in Amatrice, Accumuli, Pescara del Tronto continues. In hospitals are 365 wounded. The main and the nearest place where they go - a hospital in Rieti.
Here at least 50 people are in serious condition. The government of Italy in areas affected by the earthquake, imposed a state of emergency. Each district will allocate 50 million euros for the restoration. Also stop taking taxes from local residents. These measures are directed on to the affected villages after the completion of the rescue operation and rubble turned into Ghost towns.
Condolences of Italy and the words of support continue to come from all over the world. In Rio de Janeiro's famous statue of Christ painted in the colors of the Italian flag in memory of those killed in this earthquake.
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