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Rome earthquake prediction sparks 'exodus' from city

Many residents in the Italian capital, Rome, are taking the day off work over fears the city will be struck by an earthquake.

Scientist Raffaele Bendandi, who died more than 30 years ago, is reported to have predicted a quake would strike Rome on 11 May 2011.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 11 May 2011