Shelterbox team return from Italy after deadly earthquake

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A team from the Cornish charity Shelterbox are on their way home after helping with the relief effort in Italy following last week's earthquake.

The severe 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck south-east of the Italian city of Perugia last Wednesday.

The death toll from the disaster has risen to nearly three hundred.

ShelterBox, based in Helston but shortly to move to Truro, sent a team within 24 hours to the remote mountainous area of Italy that suffered the major quake.

The charity says they'll continue their work - and might possibly return to help farmers in remote areas.

Many farmers' houses may have been damaged or destroyed and the charity want to offer aid items to help the rural economy recover.