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Italy earthquake leaves thousands homeless

The most powerful earthquake, 6.6 magnitude, in the history of Italy has left thousands of people homeless. They have spent the night in cars, tents and temporary shelters following the fourth earthquake in the area in three months.

More than 100 aftershocks were registered overnight into Monday.

The 6.6-magnitude quake struck near the central region where nearly 300 people were killed by a quake in August. The magnitude was recorded by the US Geological Service at 6.6, with a depth of six miles (10km).

People were pulled from the rubble in towns across central Italy and 20 were injured after buildings collapsed when Sunday’s earthquake hit “like a bomb”.

The series of quakes have now forced a total of almost 8,000 people to seek refuge in hotels and shelters, with many more sleeping in tents, cars or campers.

Charitz

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