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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 - 8:45
Italy quake: Search for survivors in Emilia Romagna
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Rescuers in northern Italy are continuing to comb through the rubble for more survivors after a strong earthquake killed at least 16 people.

About 350 people were injured after the magnitude 5.8 quake hit the Emilia Romagna region - the second deadly tremor in just over a week.

A woman was pulled out alive in the evening in Cavezzo, but officials say at least one more person is missing.

The quake on 20th May killed seven people and left thousands homeless.

The 6 magnitude tremor also caused significant damage to Emilia Romagna's cultural heritage, destroying churches and historic buildings.

According to the Italian government the number of people made homeless has now gone up from 6,000 to 14,000 after the two quakes.

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