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Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubble

  • A clock is stopped at the time when an earthquake struck central Italy, in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.  The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

    A clock is stopped at the time when an earthquake struck central Italy, in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

  • Rescuers search for survivors through rubble after an earthquake, in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 23 
people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

    Rescuers search for survivors through rubble after an earthquake, in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 23 people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

  • Rescuers search for survivors through rubble after an earthquake, in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 23 
people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

    Rescuers search for survivors through rubble after an earthquake, in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 23 people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

  • Rescuers search a crumbled building in Arcuata del Tronto, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people 
in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi

    Rescuers search a crumbled building in Arcuata del Tronto, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi

  • Rescuers work in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, where a magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Turistic sign at right reads in Italian : "Amatrice, one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy". AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

    Rescuers work in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, where a magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Turistic sign at right reads in Italian : "Amatrice, one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy". AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

  • A woman is comforted as she walks through rubble after an earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 23 people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

    A woman is comforted as she walks through rubble after an earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 23 people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

  • A victim is carried on a stretcher from a collapsed building after an earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 23 people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble,  but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

    A victim is carried on a stretcher from a collapsed building after an earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 23 people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

  • A man cries as another injured is helped in Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

    A man cries as another injured is helped in Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

  • An injured man is carried on a stretcher by rescuers following an earthquake in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including 
Rome, where residents felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The temblor shook the Lazio region and Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast. Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP

    An injured man is carried on a stretcher by rescuers following an earthquake in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The temblor shook the Lazio region and Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast. Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP

  • Damaged houses are reflected in the shattered window of a cafe, in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where 
residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

    Damaged houses are reflected in the shattered window of a cafe, in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

  • A family photo is seen among the debris of a collapsed house in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where 
residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

    A family photo is seen among the debris of a collapsed house in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

  • A post office is engulfed by rubbles in Arcuata del Tronto, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi

    A post office is engulfed by rubbles in Arcuata del Tronto, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi

  • A broken crucifix hangs inside the damaged church of Santa Maria della Misericordia in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, after a magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

    A broken crucifix hangs inside the damaged church of Santa Maria della Misericordia in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, after a magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

  • A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

    A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

  • A woman holds a child as they stand in the street following an earthquake, in Amatrice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.  The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

    A woman holds a child as they stand in the street following an earthquake, in Amatrice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

  • Residents sit outdoor following an earthquake in Cumuli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The temblor shook the Lazio region and Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

    Residents sit outdoor following an earthquake in Cumuli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The temblor shook the Lazio region and Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

  • An elderly man is given assistance as collapsed buildings are seen in the background following an earthquake, in Amatrice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.  The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

    An elderly man is given assistance as collapsed buildings are seen in the background following an earthquake, in Amatrice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. [0136 GMT] and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino