Italy Earthquake A Workingman's Night-Shift Tragedy

Compared to some other natural disasters in recent years, the death toll of seven may pale in comparison. But then we hear the individual tales of the earthquake that struck northern Italy, and the sorrow quickly mounts. Here are their stories
Von Pierangelo Sapegno
The Town Hall building on Santagostino near Ferrara is seen damaged after an earthquake May 20, 2012.

The Town Hall building on Santagostino near Ferrara is seen damaged after an earthquake May 20, 2012.

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