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Death toll rises after quake

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM
A damaged building in Cavezzo, Italy, yesterday.
A collapsed house is seen in Medolla, northern Italy, yesterday.
Rescue teams use dogs as they look for three workers reported missing at the Haemotronic factory in Medolla, northern Italy, yesterday. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the same area of northern Italy stricken by another fatal tremor on May 20. AP


Rescue crews combing through the rubble of Italy's latest deadly quake yesterday, said they have found the bodies of two workers in a collapsed factory, raising the death toll to at least 17.

The rescuers in the northern town of Mendolla told an Associated Press photographer on the scene that the two lifeless bodies have not been removed yet.

Yesterday, the body of another worker was found in the factory's wreckage and rescuers are still searching for a missing person.

Some 200 people were injured and thousands left homeless in Italy's second fatal quake in nine days in the agricultural and industrial area north of Bologna.