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Italy Earthquake Toll Rises To 73

A 6.2-magnitude strong, shallow earthquake hit central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 37 people and leaving rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. Italian Red Cross President Francesco Rocca tweeted this picture.

Credit: Francesco Rocca/Italian Red Cross

The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in Italy has risen to 73, including 53 in the town of Amatrice, the Civil Protection Agency said. An estimated 100 people are injured.

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