Earthquake Terror in Italy
Imagine your neighbourhood being destroyed by an earthquake. That’s the tragedy being faced by residents of towns in Italy which have been rocked by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake overnight. A family-of-four is among the first confirmed victims of the natural disaster which is believed to have claimed at least 21 lives.
The earthquake hit 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome near the city of Perugia which is popular with British holiday-makers. The hardest-hit towns were reported as Amatrice Accumoli and Norcia where the earthquake caused buildings to collapse. People were buried in the rubble as they slept and rescue efforts are under way to find survivors. We can’t imagine what it must be like for all those searching for missing family and friends!
Mayor Sergio Perozzi, of Armatrice, is quoted by the BBC as saying: “The roads in and out of town are cut off. Half the town is gone. There are people under the rubble. There's been a landslide and a bridge might collapse.” Italian authorities have warned of the risks of further after-shocks in the area and said the number of fatalities was likely to rise.
Here at UKMums.TV our thoughts are with all those affected.