Italian quake toll rises to 17, last victim found

5:57 AM, May 30, 2012   |    comments
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MIRANDOLA, Italy -- Rescue crews have removed the last body of a worker buried beneath a collapsed factory, bringing the toll in the second deadly quake to hit Italy's Emilia region to 17.

Tuesday's magnitude 5.8 temblor felled old buildings and new factories and warehouses in a swath of Italy north of Bologna that was still recovering from a stronger quake 9 days before. That quake measured 6.0 and killed seven, mostly workers.

Crews on Wednesday pulled the last body from the rubble of a factory in the town of Medolla. Three others also died in the structure.

Civil Protection authorities in Rome say no one else is known missing.

The Associated Press

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