Rescuers carry a man on a stretcher among damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit central Italy, in Amatrice on August 24, 2016.
A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on August 24, 2016, leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens more injured or unaccounted for. Scores of buildings were reduced to dusty piles of masonry in communities close to the epicentre of the pre-dawn quake in a remote area straddling the regions of Umbria, Marche and Lazio. / AFP PHOTO / STR / ìThe erroneous mentions appearing in the metadata of this photo by a stringer has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Rescuers carry a man on a stretcher after a strong earthquake hit central Italy, in Arquata del Tronto] instead of [Rescuers carry a man on a stretcher after a strong earthquake hit central Italy, in Amatrice]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mentions from all your online services and delete them from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute them to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.î+
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