As a result of powerful earthquake in Central Italy as of Thursday morning killed 247 people. About it reports Reuters with reference to representatives of the authorities.

According to the Department of civil protection, 190 people died in the province of Rieti, 57 – in Ascoli Piceno.

Earlier it was reported that the earthquake led to the deaths of at least 159 people, and 368 injured.

At least 86 people were killed in Amatrice, where the mayor announced the destruction of three quarters of the city, and in neighboring Accumuli.

As expected, many are still under the rubble. Rescuers apart the rubble with his hands and heavy equipment search for survivors continued throughout the night.

According to the foreign Ministry, the Ukrainian citizens among the victims.

On the night of 24 August in Central Italy, an earthquake of magnitude of 6.2. It reported the deaths of 70 people.

Earthquake in Italy: death toll reached 247 25.08.2016

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