Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thousands Evacuated From Italy Quake Zone


Some 3,000 people have reportedly been evacuated from an earthquake zone in northern Italy, after a tremor and powerful aftershocks killed six people.

At least 50 others were injured after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Bologna.

It hit shortly after 4am local time, felling homes and causing damage to several historic buildings in the area. Thousands of people fled into the streets.

According to Italian media reports, four of the fatalities were workers on night shifts.

Three people were reported to have been killed when the steel roof of a ceramics factory collapsed in the town of Sant'Agostino di Ferrara.

Another person was killed at a polyester factory in Ponte Rodoni do Bondeno. Read More