State of emergency declared in Italy as hopes for more survivors fade



    State of emergency declared in Italy as hopes for more survivors fade

    Aug.26, Rome: Italy has declared a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake as hopes of finding more survivors fade.

    Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has pledged €50m (£42m) in funds for rebuilding. At least 250 people are now known to have died and 365 were injured. Teams have continued to search the rubble of toppled buildings for a second night, reports said.

    However, hundreds of aftershocks have hampered the efforts of the 5,000 rescuers.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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