A powerful earthquake that rocked central Italy on Wednesday left 73 people dead and the total is likely to rise, the country’s civil protection unit said in the first official death toll.
“There are still so many people under masonry, so many missing,” said Immacolata Postiglione, the head of the unit’s emergency department.
There is no report of any Indian casualty in the massive earthquake which rocked Italy today
claiming several lives, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.
“Massive earthquake of 6.2 magnitude has struck Italy. @IndiainItaly has informed me that there is no report of any Indian casualty,” she tweeted.