A strong earthquake hit central Italy in the wee hours. It affected three beautiful mountainous villages, popular summer holiday spots. Reportedly 37 people were dead and the toll is likely to rise. Another earthquake hit Kolkata, India. It experienced jolts and tremors too. However, there were no loss of lives and limbs, authorities added.
A strong earthquake hit Italy in the wee hours, early Wednesday, at 3.36am. Reportedly 37 people are dead. It measured 6.2 in the Richter scale.
Rescuers were busy digging the rubble to pull out survivors from the three villages in the mountainous region of Italy.
CNN reported that the deaths included 10 people in the village of Pescara del Tronto, six in Accumoli and five in Amatrice, adding that children were among the victims. Collapsed and damaged houses in Pescara del Tronto.
Meanwhile, in another case, tremors were also felt in eastern India. The epicenter of the earthquake was reportedly at Myanmar.
People rushed out of homes and offices in Kolkata.
No loss to life and limbs were reported from anywhere.
Mild tremors were also felt in Patna and Guwahati.
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