Heartbreaking Before and After Photos Show The Shocking Devastation Caused By Italy Earthquake

On August 24, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, with the death toll reaching at least 247. The epicentre of the disaster was in Norica, Umbria, approximately 100km north-east of Rome. Many towns including Amatrice, Accumoli, and Pescara del Tronto were flattened.

“My town isn’t here anymore,” said the mayor of Accumoli, Stefano Petrucci. In a split second, the historic old towns of Italy have been reduced to rubble, and only when you see the before and after photos is one fully hit by the “apocalyptic” impact the earthquake caused. Scroll below to see for yourself.

#1. Stair Passage Between Houses In Arquata Del Tronto


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#2. The Village Of Pescara Del Tronto


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#3. Amatrice


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#4. Square In The Centre Of Amatrice In The Province Of Lazio


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#5. Via Roma In Amatrice


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#6. Corso Umberto I, Looking Back Towards The Belltower


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#7. Arquata Del Tronto, About 15 Miles North Of Amatrice In Marche


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#8. Central Square In Accumoli


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#9. San Francesco Church, Amatrice


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#10. Corso Umberto In Amatrice


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#11. Search And Rescue Teams Survey The Rubble In Amatrice


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#12. The Southern Side Of Corso Umberto I In Amatrice Has Been Devastated


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#13. The Belltower Was Damaged In The Earthquake, But Is Still Standing


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#14. Collapsed Wall Reveals The Inside Of An Apartment Building In Amatrice


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#15. Amatrice’s Main Street


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