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Earthquake strikes central Italy

Updated 1:52 PM ET, Sun August 28, 2016
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Firefighters help residents recover personal belongings from damaged houses in the village of Rio, Italy, on Sunday, August 28. A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday, killing more than 290 people. The death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach remote areas. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Firefighters stand by an excavator in Amatrice, Italy,on August 28, as dangerously damaged buildings and overhanging ledges are pulled down. Roberto Salomone/ANSA/AP
A rescued dog receives treatment in a veterinary care unit in Amatrice, Italy on August 28. Roberto Salomone/ANSA/AP
Volunteers on motorbikes drive through the town of Villa San Lorenzo a Flaviano, Italy, on August 28 as they bring supplies to smaller villages. Andrew Medichini/AP
A destroyed house is seen on Saturday, August 27, in Pescara del Tronto, Italy. Awakening/Getty Images
Police inspect rubble and debris in Amatrice, Italy, on August 27. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
A drone controlled by Italian firefighters flies over damaged houses in San Lorenzo, Italy, on August 27. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Damaged coffins and rubble are seen at the cemetery of Sant'Angelo, Italy, on August 27. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers of the Italian Red Cross carry the body of a victim in Amatrice, Italy, on Friday, August 26. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
Firefighters and rescue workers stand near the damaged Sant'Agostino church and a destroyed ice cream shop in the Italian village of Amatrice on Friday, August 26. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
A woman rests in the courtyard of a convent in Amatrice on August 26. Roberto Salomone/AP
Firefighters inspect a damaged building from the elevated platform of a firetruck in Amatrice on August 26. Amatrice has been the hardest-hit town, with more than 200 killed there. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
An aerial view shows the damage in the village of Saletta on August 26. Strong aftershocks in the region have rattled residents and emergency crews. Localteam/AP
A man and woman comfort each other in front of a collapsed house in Amatrice on August 26. Andrew Medichini/AP
Firefighters cordon off an area around the rubble from a destroyed building in Amatrice on August 26. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
Emergency team members set up a tent camp for earthquake victims at a sports field in Arquata del Tronto on August 26. CRISTIANO CHIODI/ANSA/EPA
Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses in Pescara del Tronto on Thursday, August 25. It's unclear how many people remain trapped under debris. Gregorio Borgia/AP
A field kitchen in Amatrice provides meals for emergency workers and earthquake survivors on August 25. Carl Court/Getty Images
Rescue and emergency service personnel use an excavator to search for victims under the remains of a building in Amatrice on August 25. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
An old building in Amatrice is partly damaged after the quake. Carl Court/Getty Images
An emergency services helicopter takes off in Amatrice as rescuers continue the search for survivors. Carl Court/Getty Images
A man rests on a bench after spending the night in a makeshift camp set up inside a gym in Amatrice on August 25. Alessandra Tarantino/AP
A bird's eye view of Amatrice shows the devastation after the deadly quake struck on Wednesday, August 24. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Rescuers help a woman from the rubble in Amatrice on August 24. MASSIMO PERCOSSI/ANSA/EPA
Search-and-rescue teams survey collapsed houses in Pescara del Tronto on August 24. CROCCHIONI/ANSA/EPA
A man cries as another injured man is helped in Amatrice. Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP
This woman in Amatrice was wounded during the earthquake. Imago/Cal Sport Media/ZUMAPRESS.com
Rescuers carry a man through earthquake debris in Amatrice. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Rocco Girardi receives treatment after being rescued from the rubble in Arquata del Tronto on August 24. Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images
The body of a unidentified child lies on a bench in Arquata del Tronto on August 24. Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images
The quake left this house in ruins in Arquata del Tronto. Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images
Two people hug each other next to damaged houses in Pescara del Tronto. CROCCHIONI/ANSA/EPA
Two women pass along a stuffed toy in Amatrice on August 24. MASSIMO PERCOSSI/ANSA/EPA
Residents take in the damage in Amatrice. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
This aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Amatrice. The quake struck at 3:36 a.m and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy. Gregorio Borgia/AP
An emergency hospital camp is set up to treat earthquake victims in Arquata del Tronto. Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images
A woman tries to comfort her child in Amatrice on August 24. MASSIMO PERCOSSI/ANSA/EPA
Residents survey a collapsed staircase in Amatrice on August 24. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Residents of Pescara del Tronto care for an elderly earthquake victim on August 24. CRISTIANO CHIODI/ANSA/EPA
Search-and-rescue teams look for survivors in Pescara del Tronto. CRISTIANO CHIODI/ANSA/EPA
Survivors sit among the rubble of a house in Amatrice on August 24. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Residents search for victims in Amatrice. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
An injured man is rescued from a collapsed building in Amatrice on August 24. MASSIMO PERCOSSI/ANSA/EPA
A man leans on a wall in Pescara del Tronto. Crocchioni/AP
A dog searches for people trapped in collapsed buildings in Amatrice. MASSIMO PERCOSSI/ANSA/EPA
Rescuers search for victims in Amatrice on August 24. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A man is pulled alive from the rubble. Francesco Fotia/REX/Shutterstock
A man surveys damage near a dust-covered car in Amatrice on August 24. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Two people huddle together in Amatrice after the earthquake. Francesco Fotia/REX/Shutterstock
A rescue worker drives a truck of rubble as cleanup operations begin in Amatrice. Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg/Getty Images