24 Aug 2016

AMATRICE EARTHQUAKE


"Hide under a table." That's was what my geography teacher used to tell us kids in our geography lesson when we were studying the provinces that are more prone to earthquakes.

But I always questioned "What if I'm sleeping." That's how it happened in Pompeii long ago. When the Vesuvio awoke, it was in the middle of the night. People were most vulnerable in their sleep and unable to escape. So it happened to Amatrice last night when the earth quaked.

The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, not far from Perugia.
Many of the dead were in Accumoli, close to the epicentre, and a short distance away in Amatrice, where three-quarters of houses were destroyed.
Many people are still believed buried under the rubble, and the death toll is expected to rise. {via bbc}

Amatrice is a city famous in Italy as a beauty spot and is a popular holiday destination for Romans seeking cool mountain air at the height of the summer. Now, just a ghost of a city. The image that no one would like to go spend the summer. 








I'm so sad for all those who didn't wake up this morning. My heart is so heavy of pain. Lord we pray to you, look down on your children, we're suffering. 


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