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.


Six dead in Italian quake

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