More than 22,000 in shelters after Italy quakes

MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities say the number of people living in shelters after a series of powerful earthquakes in central Italy has risen to around 22,000. Italy’s Civil Protection Agency said Tuesday that more than 15,000 of those are being housed in their own communities, most often in public structures like gymnasiums. Another 6,000 […]
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