'Voices under the rubble' after quake hits Italy; at least 73 dead
Updated: 2016-08-24 10:19
A woman (2nd L) cries after been rescued from her home following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy, Aug 24, 2016.[Photo/Agencies]
Aerial photographs showed whole areas of Amatrice, voted last year as one of Italy's most beautiful historic towns, flattened by the 6.2 magnitude quake. Many of those killed or missing were visitors.
"It's all young people here, it's holiday season, the town festival was to have been held the day after tomorrow so lots of people came for that," said Amatrice resident Giancarlo, sitting in the road wearing just his underwear.
"It's terrible, I'm 65-years-old and I have never experienced anything like this, small tremors, yes, but nothing this big. This is a catastrophe," he said.