Bulldozers with huge claws and other heavy equipment clanked down the streets of Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice on Sunday, pulling down dangerously overhanging ledges and clearing rubble as investigators tried to figure out if negligence in enforcing building codes added to the high death toll
Rescuers stand by a collapsed house following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy on Wednesday, 24 August, 2016. A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday, officials said, as rescuers desperately searched for survivors in the rubble of devastated mountain villages.
A powerful earthquake shook central Italy, leaving at least 159 people dead and a trail of destruction across several mountain villages packed with holidaymakers.