Italy again in a panic: a powerful earthquake. 16 people died. Scientists promise a few more strong quakes

At this point, we know of 16 dead and 200 injured, but the numbers are not final, because so far Debris clearing. The tragedy happened in the same region of Emilia-Romagna, which only a week ago, has already experienced an earthquake — and also with the victims.

As reported in the Department of Civil Protection, three people were killed under the ruins of industrial buildings in the town of San Felice sul Panaro, two — in Mirandola, one — at Concordia and Finale Emilia. The eighth victim — a priest from Rovereto di Novi, ITAR-TASS reported. Ninth — woman, buried under the ruins of her home in Kavetstso. In this town destroyed up to 75% of the buildings.

Previously reported on three of the victims, as well as several injured in earthquake. In addition, in Mirandola under the rubble were four workers who were trying to save.

The quake caused panic in the area of the disaster. Its magnitude was 5.8 points. Earthquakes have been recorded at a depth of 9.6 km at 07:00 local time (10:00 MSK). The epicenter of the disaster is 3 km from the town of Medolla.

Note that this is not the first strong earthquake in Italy last month. May 20 series tremors 6.0 points was recorded in the north. Hearth-lying 50 km from the city of Bologna, but also felt the earthquake in Modena and Ferrara.

As a result of the collapse of buildings have suffered at least 50 people were killed, seven, and three died of heart failure. Four of the dead were victims of the collapse of the plant for the production of ceramics, located in the municipality of Sant Agostino, the administrative center of Ferrara.

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