At Least 7 Dead in Italian Quake

    A civil protection volunteer walks past the damaged town hall building in St. Agostino, Italy, Sunday, May 20, 2012. One of the strongest earthquakes to shake northern Italy rattled the region around Bologna early Sunday, a magnitude-6.0 temblor that killed at least four people, toppled buildings and sent residents running into the streets, emergency services and news reports said.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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    Seven people were killed by falling debris after an earthquake about 20 miles from Bologna, Italy, on Sunday. Two or more additional people may have been killed in the magnitude-6.0 quake in the historic northern Italian towns. The quake caused a ceramics factory to collapse in the town of Sant’Agostino and shook down the roof of a foundry in Tecopress di Dosso. Fifty or more people were injured in the disaster, reports said, as emergency officials rushed to the affected areas. It was the most serious quake to rattle the country since a 2009 tremor in L’Aquila that claimed almost 300 lives.

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