ROME, April 6 (RIA Novosti) - The death toll
following a powerful earthquake that hit central Italy early on
Monday has reached 92, SkyTG24 reported.
The rescue operation is ongoing with workers searching
through the debris to try and find those trapped. Hundreds of
injured people have been rushed to hospital.
Some 50,000 people are reported homeless following the
quake with around 10,000 buildings destroyed or damaged.
The earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck
the mountainous region of Abruzzo, to the northeast of Rome, at
3:32 a.m. local time (01:32 GMT) and was followed by a strong
Earlier reports said 70 people had died.