Italy earthquake kills 16

An earthquake in northern Italy has killed at least 16 people, damaging buildings and spreading panic among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor shook the region just over a week ago, destroying their homes.

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15 people dead after Italian quakes

Civil protection officials have said that 15 people were confirmed dead after today's earthquake in northern Italy.

Officials said several people were trapped under the rubble of houses and warehouses in the Emilia-Romagna region, where several building sites and workshops had just reopened after the previous quake on May 20th.

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RAI: Ambulances heading to quake-hit towns

Italy's state broadcaster RAI is reporting that dozens of ambulances are heading for the areas affected by today's earthquake. Emergency calls have been hindered by phone blackouts.

New collapses were reported in Mirandola, Finale Emilia and San Felice sul Panaro.

Buildings were temporarily evacuated in Milan and Bologna as a safety precaution. The earthquake was "strongly felt" in Florence, more than 60 miles away.

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