A building damaged in the earthquake in northern Italy
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The damage caused by Italian quake

An earthquake in northern Italy has killed 16 people, with at least one more still missing.

The epicentre was near Modena, close to a similar quake nine days earlier.

Factories and a warehouse collapsed, crushing employees, and several churches were wrecked.

A parish priest was killed by a falling beam as he tried to rescue a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Hundreds of people were injured, among them was a woman pulled out alive after being buried under rubble in her kitchen for more than 12 hours.

The BBC's Alan Johnston shows the damage caused in one piazza.

  • 29 May 2012
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