• Short Summary

    Italian authorities have rushed 200 tents to the central Italian city of Ascoli Piceno on Monday (27 November), in the first move to house people made homeless by a violent earth tremor on Sunday.

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    Italian authorities have rushed 200 tents to the central Italian city of Ascoli Piceno on Monday (27 November), in the first move to house people made homeless by a violent earth tremor on Sunday. Dozens of houses were made uninhabitable when the quake, which measured eight-points on the 12-point Mercali Scale, struck the town and the outlying mountainous regions.

    Although damage was extensive, only three people have been reported injured. Thousands of people spent the night huddled round bonfires in the open rather than return to built up areas.

    Two hospitals in Ascoli and one in a nearby town were evacuated because of the danger of collapse from the quake and from smaller tremors which followed within hours.

    Although full details were not yet in from dozens of outlying towns and villages reported to have suffered serious damage, officials said on Monday that the situation appeared loss serious than it had seemed at first.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABB6MHK4WZZ0WBFRXC0H5Q582O
    Media URN:
    VLVABB6MHK4WZZ0WBFRXC0H5Q582O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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