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As earthquake death toll rises Italy questions why it was so unprepared
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As earthquake death toll rises Italy questions why it was so unprepared

by firstsource newsAugust 25, 2016

Experts estimate 70% of ’s buildings not built to seismic standards, despite eight devastating in past 40 years

Italy is once more facing up to its failure to protect people from seismic disaster, as the toll from the earthquake that flattened three ancient hilltop towns soared and rescuers continued their desperate search for survivors.

After rescue teams using sniffer dogs, bulldozers and their bare hands worked through the night and on through the following day, the national civil protection agency said at least 250 people had died in the 6.2-magnitude quake.

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