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At least 247 people have died and 368 were injured in the devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck in the early hours of Wednesday. Small towns and villages were destroyed in the mountainous area where the regions of Umbria, Lazio and Le Marche meet in central Italy. The horror of the quake was chronicled on the front page of Italian daily La Repubblica, which compared the situation in cities like Amatrice (pictured) to "a war."
The death toll is likely to rise as rescue teams are still searching for survivors under the rubble.
Italy is no stranger to earthquakes: In 2008, the L'Aquila quake killed over 300 people and in 2012 two tremors nine days apart killed more than 20 people in the northern region of Emilia Romagna.