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Half The Town Gone After The Earthquake in Italy

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“Half the town no longer exists,” Mayor Sergio Pirozzi of Amatrice told reporters on Wednesday morning. He might have been too optimistic. By midday Amatrice, a quiet mountain town about 100 miles northeast of Rome, felt more like a ghost town.
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The initial quake was comparable in intensity to one in 2009 in the central Abruzzo region that killed more than 300 people.
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It is always sad to see natural disasters strike like this. They seem to be happening more often and becoming more violent. I don't remember Italy being hit by earthquakes of this nature.
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May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace...Amen....
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May God grant their families the heart to bear this loss. It may be mysterious but I believe God still cares. May the Souls of the departed rest in peace till Jesus comes to end the pains and groanings of humanity. Amen
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May they all rest in eternal peace. May the families and villages/towns find the strength to be strong and beautiful again.
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My thoughts and prayers for those killed in the earthquake. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and likewise to the government of Italy.
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The Italians are good people and kind. God bless the souls of the victims, I'm a bit upset it didn't got more news coverage though. The world need to know what happen here. And big thanks to the emergency services.
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Condolences to all the bereaved families and friends of those lost in the earthquake. Thoughts and prayers with all of you.
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The pictures say a 1000 words. This town was completely leveled by the earthquake. There does not seem to have been any warning for the quake. We should be able to at least see this coming with all the sensors we have in the ground.
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Matteo Renzi, the Italian Prime Minister, reported on Wednesday a toll of 120 killed but warned that it was"not a final toll". He spoke after visiting rescue workers at the centre of the earthquake zone and the badly hit village of Amatrice in central Italy.
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It is going to take a while before this town will ever be normal. I hope the people get all the support they need and build the city back as fast as possible. There are no words for times like these but somehow you must find the strength to move on and rebuild.
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Italy’s civil protection agency said the earthquake was severe. A spokesman for the fire department, Luca Cari, said there had been reports of victims in the quake zone, but he did not have any precise details.
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Mother nature can be brutal. We must all pray and live life to the fullest because this could happen to any of us any day.
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A tornado of thought is unleashed after each new insight. This in turn results in an earthquake of assumptions. These are natural disasters that re-shape the spirit.
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A powerful earthquake toppled homes, churches and shops in a wide swath of medieval towns in central Italy Wednesday, killing at least 247 people and injuring hundreds of others, according to Italy's civil protection agency.
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There was plenty of history lost when the earthquake hit the city. The beautiful building lay in rubble as the people looked to heaven for help. I pray the rescue efforts were able to save some people.
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Towns in three regions — Umbria, Lazio and Marche — were devastated by the quake, which could be felt as far away as Bologna in the north and Naples in the south. As of Wednesday, the deaths appeared to be concentrated in four communities: at least 86 in the towns of Amatrice and Accumoli, in Lazio, and at least 32 in Marche, in the village of Arquata del Tronto and the hamlet of Pescara del Tronto.
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