Quakes hit Italy again

The San Salvatore a Campi di Norcia, a late 14th century church in the town of Campi di Norcia in central Italy, was badly damaged after two strong earthquakes shook the region on Wednesday evening. An earthquake on Aug 24 in the same area killed nea
An officer of the State Forestry Corp national police stands in front of a collapsed church in Campi di Norcia, central Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS
A displaced person receives support in Preci village, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.
A displaced person receives support in Preci village, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, on Oct 27, 2016. PHOTO: EPA
Italian soldiers unload supplies at a reception center set up by the Civil Protection for those affected by the earthquake in Visso, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.
Italian soldiers unload supplies at a reception center set up by the Civil Protection for those affected by the earthquake in Visso, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, on Oct 27, 2016. PHOTO: EPA
Rubbles in Visso, near Macerata a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, Visso, Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.
Rubbles in Visso, near Macerata a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, Visso, Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
A damaged elementary school in Visso, near Macerata, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, Visso, Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.
A damaged elementary school in Visso, near Macerata, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, Visso, Italy, on Oct 27, 2016. PHOTO: EPA
A collapsed house is seen after an earthquake in Borgo Sant'Antonio near Visso, central Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.
A collapsed house is seen after an earthquake in Borgo Sant'Antonio near Visso, central Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS
Two women carry their belongings after an earthquake in Visso, central Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.
Two women carry their belongings after an earthquake in Visso, central Italy, on Oct 27, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS
A woman rests after an earthquake in central Italy in a hangar used for recovery in Camerino, Italy, on Oct 27, 2016.
A woman rests after an earthquake in central Italy in a hangar used for recovery in Camerino, Italy, on Oct 27, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

The San Salvatore a Campi di Norcia, a late 14th century church in the town of Campi di Norcia in central Italy, was badly damaged after two strong earthquakes shook the region on Wednesday evening. An earthquake on Aug 24 in the same area killed nearly 300 people and destroyed several towns. No one was killed this time, but dozens of people were injured as thousands fled their homes in terror, and widespread damage was reported.

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Thousands flee as two quakes rattle Italy

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 28, 2016, with the headline 'Quakes hit Italy again'. Print Edition | Subscribe