Six dead in Italian quake

An earthquake in northern Italy has killed at least six people.

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Italy earthquake 'kills six'

A strong earthquake in northern Italy killed at least six people, injured dozens and damaged historic buildings including a famed mediaeval castle early on Sunday,

Emergency service chief Franco Gabrielli said the death toll included five people killed directly by the quake and another who suffered a heart attack because of it.

Officials said up to 3,000 people would not be able to return to their homes for the time being.

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Night shift workers die in Italian quake

Police stand beside a body after an earthquake in Sant' Agostino Credit: Reuters

At least three people died after an earthquake in north west Italy; all three were working night shifts in factories.

One man died after being hit by falling debris in a polyester factory, whilst two men working in a modern ceramics factory died after the roof of their building collapsed in Sant'Agostino.

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