Earthquake leaves at least 21 dead in central Italy

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 21 people dead and many others trapped under rubble, reports say.

Many of the dead were in the village of Pescara del Tronto which was levelled to the ground and there were fears the number could rise.

Much of the town of Amatrice was reduced to rubble and a family of four were feared dead nearby in Accumoli.

Update: 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks central Italy killing at least 37 people

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