Italy earthquake: Life after L'Aquila's heart was ripped out



Central Italy's devastating earthquake of 24 August will rumble on in the lives of survivors for many years - that is the all-too-painful lesson of the town of L'Aquila.
On 6 April 2009, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed 309 people, wrecking L'Aquila's medieval heart.
Every day a man leaves his flat in the suburb of Sant'Antonio and comes into the town centre to visit his old house, now a condemned building.
He brings food for his two cats and his dog, who have lived there since 2009. The quake made 58,000 people homeless.
The man cannot very well keep his pets at his small, newly-built... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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