According to the Italian Protezione Civile, 241 people have died following the eartquake which hit Central Italy. After the prefecture in Ascoli revised down the dead in the Arquata del Tronto area from 57 to 46, also the toll in the Amatrice and Accumuli areas was revised upwards from 190 to 195. The toll is still provisional.
As reported by Italian Press Agency, rescue efforts will continue for as long as it takes to find everyone thought to be trapped under the rubble, the civil protection department said on Thursday. “Search and rescue operations will continue until all activities have been exhausted…until it is thought that all people involved in the (building) collapses have been found,” they said.