Death Toll From Italy Earthquake Passes 200

by Benjamin Domenech on 10:25 am April 7, 2009

L’AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) – The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose to 207 on Tuesday and aftershocks hampered the race to dig possible survivors out of the debris.

Rescuers worked under floodlights through the night and thousands of people whose homes were wrecked sheltered in tents and cars.

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