Scenes of despair in Italy as quake toll rises to 247

  • Rescuers recover a lifeless body from a collapsed house following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.(Photo|AP)
  • An injured man is carried on a stretcher by rescuers following an earthquake in Accumoli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The temblor shook the Lazio region and Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast.(Photo|AP)
  • Rescuers and residents walk amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Italy, 24 August 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.(Photo|AP)
  • Rescuers carry a victim on a stretcher following and earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept.(Photo|AP)
  • A woman is carried on a stretcher by rescuers in Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Italy, 24 August 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.(Photo|AP)
  • An injured woman is carried by rescuers in Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Italy, 24 August 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.(Photo|AP)
  • Rescuers carry a dog following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.(Photo|AP)
  • Residents sit outdoor following an earthquake in Cumuli, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The temblor shook the Lazio region and Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast.(Photo|AP)
  • Rescuers search through debris following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.(Photo|AP)
  • Violeta Bratu, helper of 97-year-hold Antonio Putini, sleeping at right with his dog, poses for a photo in a temporary shelter set up in a gymnasium in Amatrice, central Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks(Photo|AP)
  • People walk in a tent camp near Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. A magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) on Wednesday, and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The civil protection agency set up tent cities around the affected towns to accommodate the homeless. In Amatrice, many elderly and children spent the night inside a local sports facility. (Photo|AP)
  • A man walks in a tented camp set up by the Civil protection following an earthquake near Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.(Photo|AP)
  • Rescuers search through debris following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Photo|AP)