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Photos: Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Buries Entire Town Of Amatrice In Italy, Several Trapped

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Photos: Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Buries Entire Town Of Amatrice In Italy, Several Trapped

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August 24, 2016 – Pictures: Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Italy, Entire Town Of Amatrice Feared Buried

 Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Swallows Entire Town Of Amatrice Italy, Several Trapped

A terrible earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck Italy earlier today with reports of blackouts and damaged buildings.

The quake which struck around 3:30am today was felt across central Italy including the capital city of Rome where historic buildings felt a strong aftershock.

According to Mayor Sergio Perozzi, Amatrice city near Rieti was the worst hit as almost all the building in the city have been buried by the magnitude 6.2 quake.

Here is what one of the emergency rescuers sent to Amatrice told AP over the phone:

“It’s a tragedy,”‘It’s a drama, the area is gone. There are people under the rubble, I fear there are deaths,” “Look there are houses that aren’t here anymore. I hope we get some help.”

The casualty of the quake is now at 4.

No words yet on the condition of those under the rubble.

See photos below

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  1. Omodara Johnson

    August 24, 2016 at 6:03 AM

    natural disaster

  2. Metu Nyetu

    August 24, 2016 at 6:36 AM

    MERCY! NIGERIA IS just over-blessed. I wonder where we would have been by now if all these devastating natural disasters plague us.

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    August 24, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    This is just horrifying news! Entire town gone, does that mean no village to visit and a non existent place to fill in forms as where someone comes from? God Have Mercy Pleeeeeaaaassse !!!

  4. fifelomo

    August 24, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    Father Lord pls be merciful on us.

  5. mulikat

    August 24, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    God have mercy on this people of small italien city.

  6. RAPO

    August 24, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Now it is clear that the only way is God. with all there technology no expert could detect that this is going to take place. Serve the lord thy God with all thy might and with all thy sould.

    • Metu Nyetu

      August 25, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      @RAPO, DID anybody give you something? This doesn’t sound like you. Whatever you had eaten before making this comment, please go back and eat some more! Commendable.

  7. Akuwax in Zambia

    August 24, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Sad new. where is the UN and its agencies, people are in need of help.

  8. sola olaniyi

    August 24, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    what a disaster

  9. D Hunter

    August 24, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Africa is one of the best continent in the World. Free of natural tragedies. The only vicious vice we have are the vampires muslims causing unrest everywhere they are. But we believe that with time,

    Still strolling…

  10. Maryf

    August 24, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Thank God no life was lost

  11. Gift Tsoka

    August 24, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    very sad……may the Good Lord be with you all.

  12. chiblinks

    August 24, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    may God help dem Amen

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