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Italy: Earthquake: 2002/10/31 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/10/31
Country or District Italy
Event Type Earthquake
Outline Fifty-seven children and staff were trapped in rubble after their school collapsed when a violent earthquake rocked the Italian village of San Giuliano di Puglia.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
BBC news 2002/11/02
Dead: 29 people
(including 26 children)
The school collapsed on itself while other buildings were left standing.
IFRC Report 2002/11/01
Death:27 people
Rescued:34 people
Nearly three quarters of the village buildings collapsed

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IFRC Report 2002/11/01
An earthquake registering 5.9 on the Richter Scale occurred in southern, and 27 people are dead, and some 34 people were rescued.

The Voice of America 2002/11/01
Another Earthquake Rocks Italy

The Irish times 2002/11/02
Italy mourns the 'little angels' of village school's earthquake disaster

BBC news 2002/11/02
Residents from the southern Italian village where 29 people were killed in an earthquake have spent a second night in the open.

CNN News 2002/11/1
Sobbing family members were keeping a restless watch over rescuers digging through the rubble of a collapsed school where 24 children have already been found dead.

Reuters 2002/11/01
Earthquake killed at least 22 people, including 20 children crushed when their school collapsed.

CNN news 2002/10/31
Earthquake killed 19 children in southern Italy.

CNN news 2002/10/31
Earthquake struck in southern Italy.

BBC news 2002/10/31
Witnesses describe earthquake terror

Geographycal Data

USGS National Earthquake Information Center
Magnitude 5.9, Location 41.73N, 14.89E


BBC news 2002/11/03
In pictures: Italy quake victims funeral

BBC news 2002/11/01
In pictures: Italy school tragedy