More than 40 aftershocks have been recorded in Italy at night

More than 40 aftershocks were recorded last night in the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, where on Tuesday a devastating magnitude 5.8 earthquake, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology.

According to the Civil Protection of Italy, an earthquake killed, at last count, 16 people, one person is still unaccounted for, more than 350 — were injured.

The most powerful force of the earth's surface vibrations 3.4 on the Richter scale have been recorded by seismologists in the province of Modena 3.54 am (5.54 MSK).

Rescuers continue to search for people in the ruins. On Tuesday evening, 12 hours after the first quake, they were able to extract from the rubble of an apartment house in the village Kavetstso 65-year-old woman who is currently in hospital.

Most of the dead are the workers of local businesses. The disaster caught them in the shops, the floors that collapsed, unable to withstand an earthquake.

On Wednesday, the Council of Ministers of Italy should take urgent decisions on disaster management and assistance to the victims of the earthquake, the government announced June 4 a day of national mourning.

On the night of May 20, 36 kilometers north of the city of Bologna was the strongest in the last three years in Italy, an earthquake of magnitude 6.0. The disaster then destroyed dozens of homes, buildings and churches, killing seven people and more than 50 injured.

All currently homeless in northern Italy were more than 14 thousand people.

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