‘Hundreds’ of quake-displaced feared in Forlì area

Hundreds of families are feared to have been displaced in the Forlì area by a 4.8 magnitude quake that hit Tuscany and neighbouring Emilia Romagna on Monday morning, local sources said after reports of potentially unsafe homes were totted up.

There are 140 buildings in one town alone, Tredozio, where stability fitness checks are underway following the earthquake, said the provincial government of Forlì-Cesena.

The fear is that "the number of displaced families could be several hundred," said the president of the province and mayor of Cesena, Enzo Lattuca.

"My fellow mayors," he said, "are now providing initial hospitality and suitable accommodation for the dozens of families left outside their homes."

Source: Ansa News Agency (ANA)