Quake: Famed Amatrice hotel flattened

At least two dead

(ANSA) - Amatrice, August 24 - A hotel in the Lazio town of Amatrice whose restaurant was famous for the local dish 'spaghetti all'amatriciana', the Hotel Roma, was flattened by Wednesday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake, killing at least two people. The annual festival of the dish named after the town was scheduled to start Saturday and there were already many tourists in Amatrice. Amatrice was one of the towns worst hit by the tremor that struck mountainous areas between Lazio, Umbria and Marche before dawn, killing at least 75 people.
   

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