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Crews Rescue Survivors Buried Under Rubble After Earthquake in Italy

Dozens have been killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, burying residents under rubble as they slept.

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Rescue crews carry an injured man away from the rubble of a collapsed building in Amatrice, Italy, following a a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck at around 3:36 a.m. local time on Aug. 24.

The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, in Umbria, Lazio and Marche Regions, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.

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A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice, Italy on Aug. 24.

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The powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake nearly destroyed the Italian town of Pescara del Tronto on Aug. 24.

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A man searches for victims among damaged buildings in Amatrice on Aug. 24.

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Crews rescue a man buried in rubble in Amatrice on Aug. 24.

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Rescuers and residents walk amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Amatrice.

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A dog inspects a collapsed building during a search and rescue operation in Amatrice.

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The body of a victim is removed from a destroyed building in Amatrice on Aug. 24. Dozens were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy.

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A man leans on a wall as the collapsed village of Pescara del Tronto is seen behind him.

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An injured woman is carried by rescuers amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Amatrice.

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Residents move to safety through the rubble after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice.

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An injured man is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice.

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A man surveys the earthquake damage of from a roof of a destroyed vehicle in Amatrice on Aug. 24.

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Rescuers clear debris while removing victims from the damaged buildings in Arquata del Tronto, Italy on Aug. 24.

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A mother embraces her son in Amatrice following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Central Italy.

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Rescuers set up a first aid camp in the courtyard of the hospital of Amatrice.

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