Italy quake death toll raises to 250

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Italy quake 2009
L'Aquila, Apr 8: The death toll of the earthquake that shook Italy on Monday, Apr 6 has increased to 250 as on Wednesday, Apr 8. The residents are still experiencing aftershocks of the disaster that keeps them in the grip of fear.

The rescue operation are still on in search of survivors in the ruins of building and churches grounded by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake. The survivors who are sheltered in tent camps are still jittery due to the aftershocks.

The Civil Protection accounted that 250 people have died, including 11 who are to be identified and 15 people still missing.

Marco Olivieri of the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology in Rome, said that since the quake there have been 430 aftershocks, a few strong ones.

Officials reported that about 15,000 buildings were either damaged or destroyed in the 26 cities, towns and villages around L'Aquila. Surveys of the building that are still standing will begin on Wednesday, Apr 8.

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