Italy Earthquake Devastates Several Towns, Kills Dozens

An eerie quiet has taken hold over Saletta. The small settlement of about 20 houses is less than a mile away from the epicenter of a deadly 6.2-magnitude earthquake, which killed at least 247 people, according to Italian authorities. More than 1,000 people have been displaced by the quake, and Italy’s Civil Protection agency said no residents were allowed to sleep in the devastated town of Amatrice Wednesday night. Some 264 of those wounded are in the hospital, according to CNN affiliate Rai news. As the sun rose Thursday in Saletta, it appeared to be a ghost town, CNN contributor Barbie Nadeau said. The hardest-hit places have proved to be the hardest to access; they’re smaller and older, and many of the roads to get in were affected by the quake.

 

 

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