Italy earthquake: Aerial photos show sheer devastation of Italian towns
1 September, 2016
Aerial photographs show the sheer devastation of the 6.2-magnitude earthquakethe rocked central Italy just over a week ago.
Aftershocks continue to rattle the quake-devastated area as the death toll nears 300.
Areas hardest hit by the quake were the tiny towns of Amatrice and Accumoli near Rieti, 100 kilometres northeast of Rome, and Pescara del Tronto, 25 kilometres further east.
Photos show levelled buildings, crumbling landscapes as some 4,000 residents are homeless as a result of the destruction.
A general view after an earthquake levelled the town in Amatrice, central Italy, September 1, 2016.
: A general view after an earthquake levelled the town in Pescara del Tronto, central Italy, September 1, 2016.
Collapsed houses and a church are seen in Villa San Lorenzo, a village near Amatrice after an earthquake hit central Italy, September 1, 2016.