Fresh Italian earthquakes

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The Independent Online
Two earthquakes shook central Italy yesterday, causing further damage to churches and bell towers, including the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, which is undergoing restoration after being badly damaged by an earthquake in September which left some 40,000 people homeless.

In the mountainous Umbria region, victims of the September earthquake yesterday fled their tents and prefabricated homes following the quakes, which measured 3.7 and 4.4 on the Richter scale.

A medieval bell-tower in Sellano, about 20 miles southeast of Assisi, that was partially destroyed by the September quake collapsed..

- AP, Perugia

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