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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Six dead in Italian quake

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