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Live updates: Italy mourns earthquake victims

  • A day of national mourning is taking place in Italy after Wednesday's deadly earthquake
  • The number of people killed has risen to 290 people
  • A state funeral has been held in the city of Ascoli Piceno for 35 of the victims
  • Almost 400 remain injured in hospital
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Three Britons killed in Italy earthquake named

The three Britons killed in Italy's devastating earthquake have been named.

Marcos Burnett, 14, was killed

Marcos Burnett, aged 14, died in the 6.2-magnitude quake, along with 51-year-old Maria Henniker-Gotley and her husband Will, 55.

All three had been in Amatrice, one of the worst-hit towns.

Maria and Will Henniker-Gotley

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the news.

It is with sadness that we can confirm the deaths of Maria, 51, and Will, 55, Henniker-Gotley and Marcos Burnett, 14, in the earthquake in Amatrice, Italy on August 24.

Their families have paid tribute to the tireless work of the Italian rescue workers and hospital staff and expressed their gratitude for the love and support they have received from the Italian people. Their thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the earthquake.

– Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman

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