At least 247 people are so far reported to have been killed in the devastating earthquake that hit Italy on Wednesday. The epicentre of the 6.2 magnitude quake was in Norcia, Umbria, approximately 100km north-east of Rome, and towns including Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto have been badly damaged. It's only when you look at these before-and-after pictures however that you can really begin to understand the true level of destruction.


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"My town isn't here anymore," said the mayor of Accumoli, Stefano Petrucci, as he surveyed what remains of his hometown. Most of Amatrice's historic old town has been reduced to rubble and the quake caused houses to collapse down the hillside in Pescara del Tronto. Tremors rocked buildings as far away as Rome and survivors have described 'apocalyptic' scenes near Perugia, the capital of the Umbrian region popular with holidaymakers. Scroll below to see for yourself.

#1 Square In The Centre Of Amatrice In The Province Of Lazio

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Luis Milian 1 month ago

my prayers to Italia!

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#2 Corso Umberto I, Looking Back Towards The Belltower

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Jhoa 1 month ago

Strong red Brick.

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#3 The Southern Side Of Corso Umberto I In Amatrice Has Been Devastated

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H.a. Kudawis 1 month ago

you can't say something meaningful to this.....God be with you ...

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#4 Corso Umberto In Amatrice

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Tammy Coull 1 month ago

looking at the sky in both pictures is pretty weird....grey before the earthquake and blue after

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#5 The Village Of Pescara Del Tronto

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#6 Stair Passage Between Houses In Arquata Del Tronto

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Misty rivers 1 month ago

At least you can see the view now (still terrible though in terms of the damage)

#7 Arquata Del Tronto, About 15 Miles North Of Amatrice In Marche

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Daria B 1 month ago

Please, don't tell me that person standing there is looking at the spot someone dear fell down when the protective bar has broken..... ó_ò

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#8 Via Roma In Amatrice

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Hans 1 month ago

The shining flowers on the balcony form a very odd contrast...beauty and devastation so close together...

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#9 Amatrice’s Main Street

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Fefe Flukfliu 1 month ago

Where are the mountains?

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#10 San Francesco Church, Amatrice

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#11 The Belltower Was Damaged In The Earthquake, But Is Still Standing

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#12 Central Square In Accumoli

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#13 Search And Rescue Teams Survey The Rubble In Amatrice

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#14 San Francesco Church, Amatrice

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#15 The Village Of Pescara Del Tronto

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Herve Bonnefille 2 weeks ago

tres impressionnant