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Italy Takes Damage but Avoids Catastrophe After Quake

Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy Wednesday, causing severe damage to some churches and buildings, but avoiding the catastrophe seen just two months ago when an earthquake killed almost 300 people. So far there have been no reports of deaths or major injuries, though several dozen people were treated for mild injuries or shock, according to Department of Civil Protection chief Fabrizio Curcio. "Ultimately, the situation is not as catastrophic as might have been...

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