The youngest hadn’t even lived half a year. The oldest had lived nearly a hundred of them. The official government list of victims from this week’s earthquake in central Italy reached 287 on Friday, when Italians planned a mass state funeral to lay the victims to rest.
Thursday’s 5.2-magnitude temblor occurred at 2:53 a.m. (12:53 a.m. GMT) about 45 km (28 miles) from L’Aquila, the epicenter of Monday’s 6.3-magnitude quake that killed at least 260 people this week, according to the U.S
A strong aftershock rattled central Italy early Thursday as thousands of Italians in the region were still coping in the aftermath of Monday’s deadly quake in nearby L’Aquila. Thursday’s 5.2-magnitude temblor occurred at 2:53 a.m
The arduous work of combing through rubble and treating the wounded of this medieval city continued into the early hours of Wednesday morning, even as the death toll from the powerful earthquake that rocked the area continued to climb. By late Tuesday night, 235 people had been confirmed dead, according to the Italian Civil Protection Agency, which was helping with recovery efforts in L’Aquila, about 120 km (75 miles) northeast of Rome.