Federico Scoppa


A 6.4 magnitude quake hit central Italy during the night of August 23, 2016, killing more than 250 people, including many children. The towns of Amatrice, Peschiera del Tronto and Accumuli were all heavily damaged. The clock of Amatrice’s bell tower stopped exactly at 3.36am, the moment of the first earthquake, which devastated the town. Dozens of emergency workers with sniffer dogs tried throughout the night to save people buried under the rubble, while survivors were forced to sleep outside because of the many aftershocks. This was one of the most devastating earthquakes ever to hit Italy.

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