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Naples earthquake: 2 dead, 39 injured, 7 missing - Ischia rocked by quake on VOLCANO edge

Express   22 August 2017   Italy   Ischia  

The 4.5 magnitude quake hit the tourist hotspot at 8:57pm local time (7:57pm UK time), according to Italian authorities.

Two women died and 39 people are injured – at least one of them seriously – after the earthquake struck.

Seven are still missing as officials rush to find them in the rubble.

One woman died after the island's historic church collapsed, while the other woman was buried under the rubble of her home in the town of Casamicciola, some 3km (2 miles) north of the epicentre.

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