Report by JENIFERLAMUG
UPDATED REPORT: At least five were reportedly dead after a 6.0 magnitude quake rattled Bologna, Italy on Sunday morning. The strong quake caused collapse of historical buildings as well as rural factories.
The five victims include a 106-year old woman, who was killed in her bed by a falling roof beam at her house, according to msnbc.com. A Moroccan man on a night shift duty was hit by debris fallen from a polyester factory. The two other men, were killed when a ceramics factory made of steel collapsed in the town of Sant' Agostino, report says. Another casualty was also buried under rubble on another factory that collapsed.
Read my previous report: Breaking: Magnitude 6.0 Quake shakes Italy, 3 dead
Some historical buildings such as the 14th century Estense Castle in the town of San Felice Sul Panaro and the town’s main church were seriously damaged.
This latest quake was reportedly the strongest in three years as it also hit the major towns of Modena, Ferrara, Rovigo, Verona and Mantua but without any serious damages. The quake’s epicenter was recorded by U.S. Geological Survey at 22 miles north-west in Bologna with a shallow depth of 6.3 miles.