A number of historic buildings and churches are also reportedly suffered severe damage.
An earthquake measuring magnitude 6 shook northern Italy, Sunday morning, local time. As reported by the Reuters page, the earthquake left at least three people were killed and extensive damage to a number of historic buildings in the region.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the epicenter located at 35 km north-northwest of Bologna with a depth of 10 km. The quake shook at 4:04 am local time, which most people are still asleep in bed. Time of the incident, thousands of people panicked and rushed out the door wearing only a nightgown.
Meanwhile, one of the victims believed killed a worker at the plant polyester. Men who work the night shift was killed after falling debris. While the other two deaths were of workers in a modern ceramic factory. Both died after being crushed by collapsed buildings made of steel.
“He should not be there. He traded shifts with a friend who wanted to go to the beach,” said one victim’s mother in an interview with local television stations.
Currently, local officials was checking reports that there are still people buried under rubble. In addition to casualties, the earthquake also damaged historic buildings and churches in the province of Modena. One of the historic buildings are damaged Estes century Castle of the k-14, in the town of San Felipe Pan Sul, located near the epicenter.
In 2009, Italy has also been hit by an earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude. Berpisat earthquake in L’Aquila, killing nearly 300 people.