The nun searching the earthquake rubble
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A nun says seven others are still under rubble

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 38 people dead and 150 missing, as rescuers search for survivors.

James Reynolds spoke to a nun called Marianna in Amatrice, one of the towns worst affected by the earthquake, for BBC Radio 4's The World at One.

Marianna explained how she hid under a table during the earthquake and told him there were seven women from the convent still under the rubble; three nuns and four other women. She said the rescue operation didn't have the right equipment to lift the rubble.

  • 24 Aug 2016
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