Some Villages in Italy May Never Recover From Earthquake

August 25, 2016 10:36 PM

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Some Villages in Italy May Never Recover From Earthquake

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy — Mostly there was silence, virtually the only sound being that of a river flowing peacefully down the mountain that swallowed this tiny hamlet when an earthquake struck early Wednesday.

On Thursday, some of the nearly 130 people who once lived here returned, accompanied by firefighters, to try to retrieve a few belongings and mementos of a life that was obliterated in a few violent seconds of shaking.

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