Storm Hinders Quake Rescue

Aftershocks continued throughout the night in the town of Abruzzo, as the once-peaceful town continued to suffer from the aftereffects of the 6.3 earthquake. Two young girls were rescued from the rubble during a torrential rainstorm, although the death toll has reached 179, and 34 people are still missing. L’Aquila and the outlying villages of Onna and Castelnuovo have been devastated and nearly deserted as firefighters attempt to search for remaining survivors in the 10,000 to 15,000 fallen buildings. One 23-year-old survivor, Guido Marini, was buried for three hours next to his dead flatmate before being dug out from the rubble by his neighbors. “I shouted and shouted,” he said. “Thank God they heard me.”