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Photos: Rescue Searches Underway In Central Italy Following Massive Earthquake

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Rescuers in Amatrice search amid rubble following an earthquake in central Italy on Wednesday. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)
Rescuers in Amatrice search amid rubble following an earthquake in central Italy on Wednesday. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)
Firefighters search amid the rubbles of a collapsed building in Amatrice on Wednesday. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)
Firefighters search amid the rubbles of a collapsed building in Amatrice on Wednesday. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)
Firefighters search through debris of a collapsed building in Amatrice. (Italian Firefighters via AP)
Firefighters search through debris of a collapsed building in Amatrice. (Italian Firefighters via AP)
Rescuers carry a victim on a stretcher in Amatrice. the earthquake struck at around 3 a.m. local time, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. (Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP)
Rescuers carry a victim on a stretcher in Amatrice. the earthquake struck at around 3 a.m. local time, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. (Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP)
Damaged houses are reflected in the shattered window of a cafe in Accumoli, Italy. (Andrew Medichini/AP)
Damaged houses are reflected in the shattered window of a cafe in Accumoli, Italy. (Andrew Medichini/AP)
People stand near a body rescued amid rubble following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, on Wednesday. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)
People stand near a body rescued amid rubble following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, on Wednesday. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)
A broken crucifix hangs inside the damaged church of Santa Maria della Misericordia in Accumoli, Italy. (Andrew Medichini/AP)
A broken crucifix hangs inside the damaged church of Santa Maria della Misericordia in Accumoli, Italy. (Andrew Medichini/AP)
A nun talks on the phone as she walks in the courtyard of a damaged convent following the earthquake. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)
A nun talks on the phone as she walks in the courtyard of a damaged convent following the earthquake. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)
Residents sit outdoor following an earthquake in Cumuli, Italy on Wednesday. (Andrew Medichini/AP)
Residents sit outdoor following an earthquake in Cumuli, Italy on Wednesday. (Andrew Medichini/AP)

This article was originally published on August 24, 2016.

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