Friday, April 10, 2009

death toll rises.

As of today, the death toll in L'Aquila after a deadly earthquake earlier this week has risen to 281. Twenty of these deaths include children and teens.

This morning, a state funeral was held where 200 coffins were laid on a police ground in Abruzzo's capital city. 1, 600 people were expected to attend.

About 17, 000 people are still living in camps. The people have to line up to shower but there is currently no hot water.

This unfortunate event just keeps getting worse.

The above photograph is an image I took when I visited the region of Aquila in 2007 with Centro Scuola, a program in Toronto that takes groups of students to Italy to learn the culture and the language, the history, or the art.

It was a beautiful city. 

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