Italy Earthquake: Death Toll Climbs to 267 as Aftershocks Rattle Rescuers

August 26, 2016 7:02 AM

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Italy Earthquake: Death Toll Climbs to 267 as Aftershocks Rattle Rescuers

The earthquake hit at 3:36 a.m. local time Wednesday. More than 900 aftershocks have followed, sending up clouds of dust and cracking remaining buildings in stricken towns like Amatrice, Pescara del Tronto and Accumoli.

Dozens hit the area on Friday alone — 57 since midnight, including a magnitude 4.7 that shook Amatrice at dawn.

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