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New deadly quake hits north Italy

Romanian national wounded, foreign ministry says

ROME – A new earthquake has struck the Emilia region in northern Italy, killing at least 12 people and burying several others under rubble, local media say, quoted by BBC. All the deaths were in the Modena area. Three were killed when an industrial shed collapsed in Medolla, three died in San Felice, two in Mirandola and one in Cavezzo. The Romanian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ovidiu Dranga announced yesterday that a Romanian national aged 44, Popa Laurentiu Danile, has been wounded during the quake in Northern Italy, Mediafax informs.Tuesday’s tremor, estimated at 5.8 magnitude, hit the same region where a quake 10 days ago killed seven people and destroyed many buildings. Milan and Bologna were shaken too, BBC further reports.Some people fled from buildings when they felt the tremor, which struck at 09:03 local time.Italian media report that some buildings damaged by the larger 20 May quake have now collapsed in Mirandola, Finale Emilia, San Felice and Cavezzo. That quake measured 6.0.Many historic buildings now lie in ruins in Cavezzo, where the roof of a church, damaged by the earlier quake, collapsed on Tuesday, Il Messaggero news website reports.The quake struck 40km north of Bologna and 60km east of Parma, at a depth of 9.6km (six miles).

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