Thursday, August 25, 2016

Drone footage shows devastation from earthquake in Pescara del Tronto, I...

Drone video filmed on Thursday (August 25) morning shows the almost complete devastation of the hillside town of Pescara del Tronto in central Italy.

Residential quarters have been reduced to mounds of rubble, and almost every house looks as though it has collapsed onto itself.

The small community is usually home to 135 inhabitants but numbers swell in the summer months as tourists arrive to make the most of the fresh mountain air in the central Marche region.

At least 10 people are believed to have died in the village, buried under rubble as the 6.2 quake struck in the early hours of Wednesday (August 24) morning.