Hope for Survivors Fades as Italy Quake Toll Climbs to 267

August 26, 2016 7:02 AM

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Hope for Survivors Fades as Italy Quake Toll Climbs to 267

Amatrice (Italy): An increasingly forlorn search for victims of the earthquake that brought carnage to central Italy entered a third day on Friday as the confirmed death toll climbed to 267.

Releasing the new count, Immacolata Postiglione, head of the Civil Protection agency's emergency unit, indicated there had been no survivors found overnight in any of the remote mountain villages devastated by Wednesday's powerful pre-dawn quake.

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