Saturday, April 11, 2009

Earthquake Update

According to newspaper reports, the Italian government has moved to ease financial pressures on the survivors.
It has approved a package of emergency financial measures providing money to pay rents, and suspending gas and electricity bills for two months.

Some residents have been allowed back to their houses to retrieve personal items.

Four people had been arrested for looting, because almost immediately the police were
put in place to protect the abandoned homes.

Can I just say, I wish we had that kind of organization during Katrina.

Here is the latest footage on the funeral held for 205 of the victims.
(source BBC news)

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