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Italy grieves as state funeral held for victims of powerful quake

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 01:04

Crowds of people gather to watch a state funeral for 35 of the 290 people who died during a 6.2 earthquake in central Italy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Hundreds of people gathered to watch a state funeral on Saturday (August 27) for 35 of the 290 victims of an earthquake in central Italy. Nine more bodies were recovered from the town on Saturday, including three corpses that were pulled from the crumpled Hotel Roma overnight, bringing the death toll in Amatrice alone to 230 residents and tourists. People gathered in Ascoli Piceno hours before the service was due to begin to pay their respects. Aftershocks continued to rattle the area overnight, the strongest measuring 4.2. The Italian geological institute said some 1,332 aftershocks have hit Italy's central mountains since Wednesday's (August 24) predawn 6.2 magnitude quake.

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Italy grieves as state funeral held for victims of powerful quake

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 01:04