Amatrice: The aftermath

More than a week after a devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck, rescue teams are still continuing their operations in the once picturesque town of Amatrice in Italy's Lazio region.

Aerial photographs taken shortly after the quake had showed whole areas of the small hilltop town, known as one of Italy's most beautiful historic towns, levelled in the disaster.

The quake hit without warning in the early hours of Aug 24 and left at least 290 dead across the region. The death toll in Amatrice alone, which was the hardest hit, was 230. Some people are still unaccounted for.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2016, with the headline 'Amatrice: The aftermath'. Subscribe