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State funeral held for Italy earthquake victims

A state funeral has been held for victims of a powerful earthquake that hit Italy on Wednesday as the country held a day of national mourning for all those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

Despite suffering their own injuries crowds of people gathered to pay their respects and show support for each other in the midst of the ongoing national emergency.

ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy reports.

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Lifeguards patrol Camber Sands beach after tragedy

Lifeguards have begun special patrols at Camber Sands in the wake of the death of five friends who drowned off the coast of the East Sussex beach this week.

A temporary RNLI lifeguard service has been stationed at the beach to "reassure the public and advise on safety".

New patrols are in place at Camber Sands following five deaths last week Credit: ITV News
Lifeguards are patrolling the beach to reassure the public Credit: ITV News
Five men died on Camber Sands last week Credit: ITV News

The decision to enforce patrols over the Bank Holiday follows the deaths on Wednesday of Inthushan Sri, 23, Nitharsan Ravi, 22, Kurushanth Srithavarajah, 26, and brothers Kobi Nathan, 21, and Ken, 19 - who were all from London.

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