IN PICTURES: Chaos and collapsed buildings as Italy hit by another quake

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The Local Italy - [email protected] • 27 Oct, 2016 Updated Thu 27 Oct 2016 17:15 CEST
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Two strong earthquakes caused major damage on Wednesday night in an area of central Italy still recovering from a deadly quake in August.


No casualties have yet been reported from the collapses, though one man reportedly died of a heart attack during the quake and dozens of others have been treated for minor injuries and shock.

The fact that many residents left their homes following the first tremor likely saved lives from the second, stronger quake.

However, that doesn't mean that recovery will be easy. "The town is finished," the mayor of Ussito, one Italian town near the epicentre, told Italian media.

READ MORE: Double earthquake causes major damage, leaves hundreds homeless in central Italy

Residents retrieve belongings from damaged homes. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

A Red Cross volunteer hands out food at one of the emergency shelters. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

People walk down streetss covered in debris. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Firefighters at work in Visso on Thursday morning. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

A cafe in the usually quiet town of Visso. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Visso, central Italy. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

The damaged church of Borgo Sant'Antonio. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

A collapsed building .Photo: Tiziana/Fabi/AFP

Thankfully no casualties have been reported, but major damage was caused to buildings. Photo: Tiziana/Fabi/AFP

Damage to the local church in Borgo Sant'Antonio, near Visso. 
Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Another damaged building in Borgo Sant'Antonio. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

A crucifix which fell from a building in Visso. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Locals gather to sleep in a secured area of Visso .Photo: Tiziana/Fabi/AFP

Damage to a building in Visso, central Italy. Photo: Tiziana/Fabi/AFP

The quake leaves hundreds of Italians homeless; they spent last night in their cars, tents and other emergency accommodation .Photo: Tiziana/Fabi/AFP

Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

A single chair among the rubble in Visso. Photo: Tiziana/Fabi/AFP

People rest under a tent in Visso. Photo: Tiziana/Fabi/AFP





The Local Italy 2016/10/27 17:15

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