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The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy climbed to at least 250 Thursday and could rise further, with rescue teams working for a second day to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns.The 6.2 magnitude quake struck a cluster of mountain communities 140 km east of Rome early Wednesday as people slept, destroying hundreds of homes.About 365 people injured in Wednesday's quake were hospitalized, the Civil Protection department said, adding that about 5,000 people, including police, firefighters, army troops and volunteers, were involved in post-quake operations.All three regions are dotted with centuries-old buildings susceptible to earthquakes.The country's most deadly earthquake since the start of the 20th century came in 1908, when an earthquake followed by a tsunami killed an estimated 80,000 people in the southern regions of Reggio Calabria and Sicily.
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