Six dead in Italian quake

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

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More aftershocks hit Italy with thousands still homeless

A force 4 earthquake shook northern Italy tonight, one of the strongest of a series of aftershocks that have hit the area since it was struck by a larger quake a week ago. It was felt in an area near Modena at around 7:30pm UK time.

Thousands of people are still being cared for in tents. An almost continuous series of minor aftershocks has rattled the area over the past days.

Emergency shelter for Italy's earthquake victims

Authorities in northeast Italy have been setting up emergency camps in towns hit by Sunday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake, and its subsequent aftershocks.

The magnitude-6.0 quake shook several small towns, killing four people, knocking down a clock tower and other centuries-old buildings and causing millions in losses to the region known for making Parmesan cheese.


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.


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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