UPDATE: Italy quake toll rises to at least 120 — PM Renzi

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According to an AFP news report, at least 120 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck a remote area of central Italy Wednesday, said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, warning that the figure could still rise.

Firemen search for people in a destroyed building in Accumoli, on August 24, 2016 after a strong earthquake hit central Italy. (Photo: AFP)
Firemen search for people in a destroyed building in Accumoli, on August 24, 2016 after a strong earthquake hit central Italy. (Photo: AFP)

Some 368 people were injured in the tremor, he said at a press conference in the Rieti region, not far from the epicentre of the 6.0-6.2 magnitude quake.

“This is not a final toll,” Renzi added.

 

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