Powerful Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Italy: Reporting Resources

A 6.2-magnitudearthquake shook Central Italy early Wednesday killing at least 241 people and injuring more than 100. 

“The number of missing people is undefined at the moment,” said head of the emergency unit for the Civil Protection Agency Immacolata Postiglione at a news conference in Rome, about 100 miles from where the earthquake hit.

The quake, which could be felt as far away as Bologna in the north and Naples in the south, set off about 200 aftershocks over the next several hours. The death toll is expected to rise.

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