Italy lowers quake death toll back to 290

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This aerial photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 and made available Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 shows the damage done after an earthquake in the village of Pescara del Tronto, central Italy. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands. (Italian Finance Police Guardia di Finanza via AP) This aerial photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 and made available Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 shows the damage done after an earthquake in the village of Pescara del Tronto, central Italy. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands. (Italian Finance Police Guardia di Finanza via AP)

Italian authorities on Sunday revised the death toll in the country’s earthquake down by one, to 290 people killed.

Officials with the Civil Protection Authority gave the 290 figure during a televised news conference.

The agency, which combines the figures it receives from different provinces affected by the quake, said the number is lower than the previous toll of 291 dead due to a correction in the numbers from the province of Rieti, where most of the victims died.

A spokesman for firefighters has since said rescue workers have found six bodies over the past two days from the rubble of Amatrice, the hardest hit of three towns struck by the earthquake.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the newly discovered bodies are included in the official toll.

Story by the Associated Press.


Restaurants around the world are raising money to support the quake-shattered regions of central Italy by serving up one of the region’s signature dishes. A percentage of every sale will be donated to the victims. CCTV’s Kate Parkinson filed this report from Amatrice, once known for its pasta and now, for its great tragedy.

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Regional pasta dish raises money for Italian quake victims

Regional pasta dish raises money for Italian quake victims

Restaurants around the world are raising money to support the quake-shattered regions of central Italy by serving up one of the region's signature dishes. A percentage of every sale will be donated to the victims. CCTV's Kate Parkinson filed this report from Amatrice, once known for its pasta and now, for its great tragedy.