Footage on social media shows the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in the central Italian town of Amatrice. Rough Cut (no reporter narraton).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing onto the streets. At least 20 people are believed to have been killed and many more are missing. The quake caused serious damage to a number of towns and villages, but did not seem to have hit heavily populated areas. Footage on social media showed the aftermath of the earthquake on the streets of the town of Amatrice, one of the worst affected. Cars were crushed and buildings reduced to a pile of rubble. The U.S. Geological Survey, which measured the quake at 6.2 magnitude, said it struck near the Umbrian city of Norcia, which has a picturesque historic centre and is a major tourist site. Italy sits on two fault lines, making it one of the most seismically active countries in Europe.