Italy Earthquake: death toll rises to 120

The death toll from a magnitude-6.2 earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy has now risen to at least 120 people, Italian PM Matteo Renzi has said.
The quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome.
Many of the dead were in the historic town of Amatrice, where the mayor said three-quarters of the town was destroyed, and in nearby Accumoli.
Many people are still believed to be buried under rubble.
"This is not a final toll," Mr Renzi warned as he gave the latest figures.
He had earlier paid tribute to the volunteers and civil defence officials who had rushed to the scene in the middle of the night and used their bare hands to dig for survivors.
He promised "no family, no city, no hamlet will be left behind".
Tent camps are being set up for those who need shelter, while others will be accommodated in buildings such as gymnasiums.
The national blood donation service has appealed for donors to come forward.

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