At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Department.
Homes opened up, like dollhouses, revealing shards of life interrupted by the 6.2-magnitude earthquake before dawn Wednesday. Pieces of furniture here, a broken suitcase there. A child’s comic book. A bathroom with the shower curtain still attached. A living room with books tumbling out into the debris below.
Amatrice, considered among the most beautiful of Italy’s historic towns, has survived centuries of war, weather and earthquakes, but never one like this.
“Three quarters of the town is not there anymore,” Amatrice Mayor Sergio Pirozzi told state broadcaster RAI.
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