A powerful earthquake has rocked Italy overnight killing at least 10 people and burying many more as they slept.
The epicentre of the 6.2-magnitude quake was the near the city of Rieti at around 3.30am local time and was so powerful it rocked buildings in the centre of Rome 100 miles away.
Survivors have described 'apocalyptic' scenes in towns and villages near the city of Perugia - the capital of the tourist-packed Umbrian region, which is especially popular with British holidaymakers.
At least 10 are feared dead in the earthquake after people were crushed by falling buildings or suffocated by the rubble. The earthquake also caused landslides.
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