Earthquake in Italy Kills Hundreds
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Italy in the mountainous region northeast of Rome on August 24th. The town of Amatrice was completely isolated after a bridge into the town collapsed during the earthquake. Over 900 aftershocks have occurred in the days following, even one as big as 4.7. The death toll is 267 as of now, and almost 400 people are being treated in the hospital from injuries. A state funeral for victims was held on Saturday in Asscoli Piceno. Rescue efforts are expected to continue.