Rome, August 25: The central Italy was terribly shaken by the earthquake on Wednesday after which several people were left homeless. Incidentally, the death toll has risen to 247 gradually and so has the number of those missing and injured has risen to 368.
According t the reports, the number of deaths witnessed in Rieti province is 190 and 57 in neighbouring Ascoli Piceno province. Apart from this, several people are reported as missing for which over 4,300 rescuers are searching for survivors using heavy lifting equipment.
After the central Italy was hit by the earthquake of magnitude of 6.2, the residents fled their homes and ran into the streets. The terrible earthquake also left the buildings in shatters and the areas are void of power. This earthquake also sent the traces of tremors in Rome at the distance of 100 miles. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's spokesman said on Twitter that the government was in touch with the country's civil protection agency. The rescue operation is underway said the officials.
Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the twitter to give his condolence saying, ‘Saddened by the loss of lives due to a quake in Italy. Condolences to bereaved families & prayers with those injured.’ In 2009, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in the Aquila region, which was also felt in the Italian capital, left more than 300 dead. Italy is often shaken by earthquakes. Another quake hit the northern Emilia Romagna region in May 2012, when two violent shocks 10 days apart left 23 people dead and 14,000 others homeless.