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New Italy quake sows terror, flattens historic church

NORCIA, ITALY: Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years stuck the country's mountainous centre Sunday, panicking shell-shocked residents for the third time in two months and flattening a world famous 600-year-old basilica. Remarkably, there were no reports of anyone dying as a result of the 6.6 magnitude quake, the head of the national civil protection agency said in an update on the impact. "As far as people are concerned, the situation is positive but many buildings are in a critical state in historic centres and…