AMATRICE, Italy (WTXF/AP) - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says the death toll from the overnight earthquake that hit central Italy has risen to 120, and added identifying the victims' bodies has been a difficult process. Also, Italy's health minister says many children were among the 120 victims.
Three towns were reduced to rubble as people slept. Besides the dead, hundreds were injured and rescue crews raced to dig out survivors. Now, they're setting up tent cities around the hard hit cities to care for the thousands of people left homeless.
The death toll had been expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets where the scenes were apocalyptic "like Dante's Inferno," according to one witness.