Italy Toll Quake Climbs: At Least 18 Dead

Italy toll quake climbs: at least 18 dead

ROME, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -24th Augst,2016) : At least 18 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, according to local officials. Deaths were reported in three villages in a mountainous area straddling the regions of Lazio and Marche: Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto.

At least 10 people died in Pescara, a hamlet that is part of the bigger village of Arquata del Tronto, according to civil protection officers cited by the ANSA news agency. Six bodies were recovered at Amatrice, according to the president of the Lazio region, and two at Accumoli, according to the town's mayor.