Italian town of Amatrice badly hit by quake, people under rubble

August 24, 2016 3:16 AM

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ROME Aug 24 The central Italian town of Amatrice was badly damaged by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck early on Wednesday, with people trapped under the rubble, the town's mayor said.

"The roads in and out of town are cut off. Half the town is gone," Sergio Pirozzi, mayor of Amatrice, told RAI state television.

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