Yesterday, a massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy. It was followed by nearly 200 aftershocks, devastating whole towns and burying residents under rubble. Over 4,000 rescuers have been dispatched and the death toll has jumped to 247, the BBC reports.
Entire towns have been levelled, with Amatrice, Accumoli, and Pescara del Tronto suffering the most damage. People not involved in the rescue and cleanup operations have been advised to leave as the buildings continue to crumble, creating hazardous conditions.
Drone footage below illustrates the extent of the destruction to Pescara del Tronto. [BBC]