‘This used to be my home’: Italians in shock after devastating earthquake
At least 159 dead after 6.2-magnitude quake strikes central #Italy on Wednesday morning
Amid the rubble of a town that seems almost to have toppled on to its hillside, it is, miraculously, still standing. But the clock on the 13th-century bell tower in Amatrice is stuck at 3.39 – three minutes after the earthquake struck.
At least 159 people died and dozens more were injured, or feared still trapped in debris, after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake devastated a string of remote hilltop towns and villages across a swath of central Italy on Wednesday.