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Earthquakes in Italy cause widespread damage


The recent earthquakes in Italy have caused widespread damage, The Irish Times reported. Fabrizio Curcio, head of Italy's civil protection force, said that the situation was "not as catastrophic" as might have been expected after such a powerful quake. Macerata was the epicenter of tremors, with the towns of Castel Santangelo Sul Nera, Precci, Visso and Ussita being hardest hit. Many areas in Macerata are without electricity and telephones following the quakes, while hospitals of Tolentino, Matelica and Cingoli and the prison of Camerino have been evacuated.

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