Italy earthquake: 6.6 quake destroys buildings in Norcia, Italy

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Italy earthquake: a strong quake in the centre of Italy has destroyed buildings and injured people in the town of Norcia. This comes nearly two months after a major earthquake killed almost 300 people and destroyed several towns.

The quake occurred a few hours ago and the towns people are shaken as nine people had to be pulled out of rubble. Thankfully, no deaths have been recorded, but the series of natural disasters are starting to take their toll.

A deeply Roman Catholic town, Norcia Bishop Renato Boccardo says “Everyone has been suspended in a never-ending state of fear and stress. They are at their wits’ end,” quoted by Reuters.

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The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has promised to rebuild all homes and churches destroyed by the quake. He appealed to Italians to show generosity, courage and responsibility.

Pope Francis mentioned the quake in his Sunday blessing in Rome’s St Peter’s Square.

“I’m praying for the injured and the families who have suffered the most damage, as well as for rescue and first-aid workers,” he said to loud applause.

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The road to Norcia affected by the tremor

Our hearts are with Italy at this time. Between natural disasters and man-made ones like Donald Trump, the world is a little bit sadder today. We wish them all a speedy recovery – both in health and sense of safety.

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