Earthquake disaster in central Italy: hundreds missing, heavy damage

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday morning, with reports from a number of villages and towns saying that there are hundreds of people missing, dozens of wounded and major damage. In Amatrice, a small town about 120 km northeast of Rome where many buildings were toppled, the mayor said that the town had been wiped out and that many people were buried in the rubble.

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