Disaster

Earthquake Death Toll Tops 200

The death toll from the earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy rose to 207 today after tremors continued to shake the town overnight. 280 aftershocks have hit the city so far, including a 4.7 tremor at 11:25 am today, and 15 people are still missing. Rescue workers have so far pulled 150 people from the rubble, and rescue efforts are focused on four students in a dormitory in the town. Among the rescued is “Maria D’Antuono, 98, who said that she had spent 30 hours knitting as she waited to be freed from her ruined home.”