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Location: Finale Emilia, MODENA, Italy
May 20, 2012

An Italian firefighter, injured during a structural control, is rescued in Finale Emilia, Modena, 20 May 2012. Six people died, including a woman aged over 100, after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit northern Italy, the news agency Ansa reported. The quake hit the region of Emilia-Romagna at 4.04 am (0204 GMT). The epicentre was 36 kilometres north of the city of Bologna and had a depth of around 10 kilometres, according to the National Geophysical and Volcanic Institute. Four people died when the factory buildings they were working in collapsed. Two workers died in a ceramics factory in Sant’Agostino, near the city of Ferrara, while a third died at a metal-working factory in the same area. The fourth was killed in an industrial area in the town of Bondeno, around 15 kilometres from Sant’Agostino.

Credit: EPA

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