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At least 247 people killed in Italian earthquake

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The number of victims of the Italian earthquake has reached 247 people, AFP reports. The previous number of victims was smaller by almost 100. However, dozens of bodies have been found in the debris. Hundreds of people were injured. The rescue operation continues.

A heavy earthquake hit central Italy on Tuesday night. The epicenter was near the city of Accumoli. There regions have been affected by the disaster – Marche, Umbrio and Lazio.

New shocks were registered in central Italy on the morning of August 25.