Baby girl dead in Arquata del Tronto

Family of four dead in Accumoli

(see related)(ANSA) - Ascoli Piceno, August 24 - A baby girl was pulled dead from the rubble of her home in the centre of the mountain village of Arquata del Tronto in the earthquake-stricken central Marche region on Wednesday, taking the death toll in the hamlet to three. The infant, who is reported to have been around nine months old, was with her parents who were rescued alive and taken to hospital with injuries. In the Lazio village of Accumoli, the bodies of a young couple and their two children were recovered from the rubble of their collapsed home. Mayor Stefano Petrucci said 2,500 people are displaced from their homes, approximately 2,000 of them summer holidaymakers. "We will try to assist all of them, but it is better if they leave," he said.
    "The wound caused by the (2009) L'Aquila earthquake is still fresh, and we fear being forgotten…" the mayor added.
   

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