Damage caused by earthquake
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Deadly earthquake in northern Italy

An earthquake in northern Italy has killed at least six people and caused serious damage to buildings in several towns, officials have said.

The 6.0-magnitude quake struck in the middle of the night, about 35km (22 miles) north of the city of Bologna.

The BBC's Alan Johnston reports.

  • 20 May 2012
  • From the section Europe