Italy mourns earthquake victims

National day of mourning declared for two May quakes

ROME, June 4 (UPI) -- Italy mourned the two dozen victims of two earthquakes last month in the Emilia-Romagna region on Monday even as the ground shook from lingering aftershocks. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake rumbled Sunday afternoon, scaring people b | June 4, 2012


Italy mourned the two dozen victims of two earthquakes last month in the Emilia-Romagna region on Monday even as the ground shook from lingering aftershocks.

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake rumbled Sunday afternoon, scaring people but causing no injuries, ANSA reported.

Monday was a national day of mourning for the victims of May 20 and May 29 earthquakes.

The May earthquakes damaged or destroyed historic churches, castles and artworks and left thousands of people homeless.

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