L'AQUILA, Italy (AP) - The Civil Protection Department says that
the death toll in Italy's earthquake has risen to 250.
The department said Wednesday that 11 of the victims remained to
The magnitude-6.3 quake hit L'Aquila and several towns in
central Italy early Monday, leveling buildings and reducing entire
blocks to a pile of rubble and dust.
Strong aftershocks have caused further fear for residents, as
rescue efforts continue.
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