Italian earthquake death toll rises to 247

August 25, 2016 07:44

The death toll following the Italian earthquake has reached 247.

Italian rescue teams are continuing the search for survivors, hundreds are left without homes and their houses destroyed.

The city of Amatrice's mayor, Sergio Pirozzi, who was wounded in the disaster, told of the search efforts in the city. The mayor said a hotel that hosted 70 people collapsed and only seven bodies have been found up until now.

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