Trapped under rubble, quake survivor told, “stay calm”

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A man tries to soothe a person who is trapped under rubble in the rural village of Capodacqua after a deadly 6.2 magnitude hits central Italy. Rough Cut – Subtitled (no reporter narration).

Trapped under rubble, quake survivor told, “stay calm”

ROUGH CUT – SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION)

STORY: A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday (August 24), trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless.

Video from the Italian Forest Ministry showed a person trapped under rubble in the rural village of Capodacqua, in Umbria. Only an arm was visible in the debris as a nearby official attempted to reassure the victim.

The U.S. Geological Survey, which measured the quake at 6.2 magnitude, said it struck near the Umbrian city of Norcia, while Italy’s earthquake institute INGV registered it at 6.0 and put the epicenter further south, closer to Accumoli and Amatrice.

Capodacqua is located about 70 km (43 miles) northwest of Norcia. It is about 110 km (68 miles) northwest of Amatrice and Accumoli.

The quake hit during the summer when the populations of the communities in the area, normally low during the rest of the year, are swelled by vacationers.

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