24 Aug Earthquake Strikes Central Italy

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The National Organization of Italian American Women was deeply saddened to learn of the devastating earthquake in Central Italy. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck at 3:36 AM this morning, with its epicenter near the towns of Accumoli and Amatrice, which have been heavily damaged. At least 120 people have been killed as death tolls continue to rise, and thousands are now homeless.

We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected and our gratitude to the volunteers who are currently working to rescue individuals trapped in the rubble. Please join us in keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.

The BBC has the latest updates on the tragedy.

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