Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy on Wednesday


. “We don’t have any reported victims but we’re in the dark and under a downpour,” Mayor Mauro Falcucci reported. At that time, the Civil Protection Department was expected to bring some lighting towers. In the same region it was a 6.2 earthquake which killed nearly 300 people in August 24. In the past two months, 32 aftershocks of magnitude-4.0 and greater have struck the area. Now, at least two people were however wounded in the first quake. The second earthquake occurred near Visso, about 150 miles northeast of Rome. Many houses collapsed in the both earthquakes. About 60 aftershocks rocked the area. Serie A clash Pescara-Atalanta was suspended for two minutes beginning the 30th minute because the earthquake. The worst hit towns were Visso, Ussita and Castel Santangelo Sul Nera. A major highway was closed due to a landslide. Rescuers are searching in darkness and heavy rain. Later one fatality was announced, a 73-year-old man who died of a heart attack. “Our town is finished”, the Mayor of the town of Ussita, Marco Rinaldi, said. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, is on his way to Rome to monitor the situation.


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