In Italy, due to the earthquake emergency declared

The Italian Government has declared a state of emergency in two regions of the country — Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy, the victims of the incident on Sunday, a devastating earthquake, said channel Sky TG24.

The decision was taken at a regular meeting of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday.

According to the report the government, the state of emergency, which is introduced for 60 days, announced in the three provinces of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna, Modena, Ferrara — and in the province of Mantua, located in the region of Lombardy.

The Italian Government has also decided to allocate € 50 million to the National Fund of civil defense to help the affected areas.

On Saturday night, 36 kilometers north of the city of Bologna was the strongest in the last three years, an earthquake of magnitude 6.0. A few hours before this was recorded the first 4.1-magnitude quake. The epicenter of the earthquake, according to seismologists, at a depth of 5.1 kilometers. The disaster destroyed dozens of homes, buildings and churches, killing seven people and more than 50 injured, the damage is likely to reach, tens of millions of euros.

Before the meeting, Prime Minister Mario Monti personally visited the affected areas and talked to families of four working with local businesses, who died in the earthquake.

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